Compact Azalea with a brilliant display, the Hot Shot Girard Azalea (Rhododendron x 'Girard's Hot Shot') is a hardy, ornamental shrub with brilliant flowers. This new line of shrubs is superior to other varieties of Azaleas. The improvements will be obvious as they are very easy growing, disease resistant, maintain excellent color year-round, and are strong growing plants with lots of large blooms.
In spring, this shrub comes alive with masses of 3-inch, fiery orange-scarlet blooms every spring. The large, ruffled flowers, are interspersed amid the vibrant dark-green hues of its compact form. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators love bright flowers, and you'll enjoy providing them with this special treat.
You'll love this Girard hybrid broad-leaved evergreen Azalea all year long! You'll also love the beautiful foliage in the fall, as it shines with firey red majesty! Even in winter, the evergreen nature gives some much-welcomed interest and color throughout the drabbest of the seasons.
Get ready to plan an annual party to Welcome Spring during bloom time! Use these vibrant spring hues to light up the curb appeal around your entire home! Perfect in your backyard to highlight a seating area, or create year-round backdrops to garden beds. An ideal size for shrub borders, foundation plantings, or a low hedge, this beautiful Azalea is also suitable for use by Japanese Bonsai enthusiasts.
Hot Shot presents a splendid display in your front yard landscape as a foundation planting. Add its early color and year-round greenery to mixed shrub hedges and property defining borders. Its smaller, more compact size, is a welcome addition for those with smaller planting spaces. Even containers and planters are great for Hot Shot, especially when you have poorly drained soil or are short on space.
Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9 and grows 2-3 feet tall and just under 3 feet wide. It's drought-tolerant and requires little care beyond well-drained soil. Plant in partial shade, or morning sun and afternoon shade. Best in rich soil that is mulched so their shallow root systems do not dry out, ensure they are not in soggy sites. Berm the area by 18-24 inches and plant directly into this mound if you suspect poor drainage. This Rhododendron family member is an extremely hardy evergreen Azalea and needs very little care or pruning, but if you do, prune immediately after flowering only. After bloom, it adapts very well to pruning to augment the plant's natural mounding habit.
Demand for the Hot Shot Girard Azalea is extremely high. Order yours now and enjoy this compact evergreen with its showy display. Order today at Nature Hills Nursery.
Azaleas and Rhododendrons prefer partial shade (both dappled shade all day or morning sun with afternoon shade). Plant in a slightly acidic, consistently moist, enriched and well-drained soil location for best results. Their shallow roots dislike soggy soil but thrive with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their surface.
Hot Shots Girard Azalea can reach a 2-3 foot tall and wide rounded shrub form at maturity in optimal conditions.
Azalea and Rhododendron shrubs are very easy to grow and low-maintenance. Water during drought, prune only after flowering, and fertilize with an acid-loving organic, slow-release flowering plant fertilizer.
All Azaleas are Rhododendrons but not all Rhodondendrons are Azaleas. Azalea tends to be smaller-sized with smaller leaves and stems, while Rhododendrons can be larger with stout branching and larger bloom trusses. There can both be either deciduous or broad-leaved evergreens.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Azaleas at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of flowering bushes for sale, including many lovely varieties!
Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Azaleas for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Rhododendron x 'Girard's Hot Shot'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||24 - 30 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Moderate to Moist|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|