Ashley Marie Girard Azalea

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The Azalea Ashley Marie Girard (Rhododendron girard x 'Ashley Marie') is an extremely hardy broadleaf-evergreen Azalea, with large clusters of flouncy, rose-red flowers that display vividly on strong sturdy branches. This small, evergreen shrub produces wavy clusters of deep-red rose flowers that nearly cover the plants in spring.

The leaves of these smaller dwarf shrubs are bright green accented with white edges, so even when not in bloom, they look lovely. And they hold those leaves year-round! Small mounded and a bit lower growing, these are slow-and-steady growers that won't require any fussing or maintenance!

Their medium-size growth habit is vigorous enough to make the Girards adaptable to the south as well as the colder climates. Able to withstand a wide array of temperatures! Thriving in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, they're widely adaptable little darlings!

Planting and Application:

Bright enough for a perennial bed backdrop, a focal point by your front door and of course add that bit of dark green in the dreary winters. The size of these diminutive shrubs however won't take up too much space! Growing a bit wider than tall, all of 18-24 inches tall, these are darling accents for modern-sized lots and urban courtyards alike!

Low hedges and borders, facer plants in front of taller shrubs and around trees, or as year-round edging, Ashley Marie adds a bright burst of juicy color! The Ashley Marie has variegated foliage that adds brightness and interest throughout the rest of the season. Ashley Marie is excellent as a hedge or accent plant. Don't even have a yard? Container gardeners and balcony gardens can enjoy these in planters and large pots that are protected from the winter chill.

  • Vivid Rose Red Flower Clusters
  • Colorful Variegated Broadleaf-Evergreen
  • Smaller Mounded Wide-Spreading Shape
  • Great Accents, Specimen, Low Hedges & Edging
  • Space-Saving Year-Round Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant evergreen Azaleas in well-drained soil, away from any site that may be soggy at any part of the year. Mound them up onto berms if drainage is at all a concern, and mulch their shallow root systems well for insulation and moisture retention. Locate in full sun or partial shade and give them moderate moisture access. Prune Azaleas immediately after flowering and shape them as desired, but these small, slow-growing shrubs won't need much. Pruning at the wrong time can decrease the number of blooms for the coming spring or remove them completely!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Moderately Moist Soil
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Cold Hardy
  • Low Maintenance

Vivid color and gorgeous variegation, there are few smaller shrubs with as much visual impact as the colorful Ashley Marie Girard Azalea bush! Hurry and order this darling today at before they all sell out!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ashley Marie Girard Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron girard x 'Ashley Marie'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering