George L. Taber Azalea

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Versatile, Gorgeous, Big George L. Taber Azalea

  • Larger Size Azalea
  • Grow a Living Wall of Gorgeous Light Orchid and White Blooms
  • Hugely Prolific, Reblooming Variety
  • Use as a Gorgeous Hedge, Screen or Mass Planting
  • Beautiful Evergreen Shrub
  • Hummingbird and Butterfly Favorite

Color, elegance and style come together in this large, robust shrub. Use George L.Taber Azalea (Azalea x 'George L. Taber') to create a delightful garden experience.

George L. Taber produces an incredible display of wonderful flowers. The lavish show will stop traffic on your street!

The impact of the blooms has to be seen to be believed. And you can enjoy the masses of showy, single blooms twice a year.

Light and bright, multi-colored flowers cover the plant from top to bottom in early spring. In fall, as the weather cools, a happy George L. Taber will produce a second, smaller flush of blooms.

Each bloom is nearly white with a pale orchid-lavender overcast. The throat showcases a deeper magenta tone, with a rosy-pink splotch. From a distance, the ombre colorway reads as a sophisticated pink and white variegation.

This outstanding color contrasts beautifully, set as it is against the dark foliage. Long, leathery evergreen Azalea leaves remain green all through the growing season and well beyond. They come to a cute point at the tip.

This lovely variety can grow quite large, which makes it a very useful landscaping plant. Use it as a marvelous flowering hedge by planting several in a row.

George L. Taber Southern Indica Azalea has a wider growing range than others. It's large size, exquisite coloration and slightly better tolerance to cold makes this choice a big winner.

These big boys are so versatile and robust. Their larger size and prolific, reblooming nature will become a standout in your landscape.

Order yours from the expert growers at Nature Hills this year. How nice to have designer-quality plant material arrive right at your doorstep.

How to Use George L. Taber Azalea in the Landscape

Consider this large plant as a wonderful specimen in your foundation plantings. Use one or more at the corner of your house to anchor the design.

No need to worry about these non-aggressive roots!

To create a solid screen, plant them 3 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next plant.

Boost your privacy with several planted behind your patio furniture. Run a friendly fence between you and your messy neighbor to block that awful view.

Or, why not carve out some personal space just for yourself in your backyard? More and more people are creating special Meditation Gardens, where you can unwind and relax in peace and comfort.

Plant George L. Taber Azaleas to create living, flowering walls of your special garden room. With thoughtful planning, you can enjoy a getaway staycation any day of the week!

#ProPlantTips for Care

George L. Taber Azalea can perform well in full sun, but will appreciate a little afternoon shade in the hottest part of the day. Try them on the east side of your property, or larger evergreen trees.

Azaleas love moist, acidic, well-drained soil. If you have heavy, clay soil that retains water, you'll want to create an 18-inch raised planting bed to improve your drainage. Use native soil with a few small handfuls of peat moss and pine needle soil conditioner added for best results.

Far better to plant Azaleas too high, than too low. To help mound them up when planting, leave a few inches of the root ball showing above the ground.

Carefully cover with a dense layer of pine mulch to cover the root system. Be sure to pull the mulch back several inches from the main stems.

Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. That mulch layer will also help keep the ground moist, so plan to reapply it each year.

Keep your plantings weeded, as George L. Taber's shallow roots won't like the competition. We recommend creating a mulched planting bed to make it easy for yourself.

Ensure your plants receive plenty of air circulation. It's never a good idea to plant right next to a building, or in a tight corner. Good airflow around each plant helps dry the foliage and reduces the potential for disease.

Apply a good, organic, slow-release fertilizer in early spring according to the product directions. Look for a formula designed for Acid Loving plants.

Prune only after the first flush of spring flowers is passed. We recommend keeping this plant on the natural side. Avoid tightly clipped hedge pruning style on George L. Taber, please.

You'll be thrilled with the performance and style of this superstar shrub. Order your George L. Taber today, and fall in love with your garden all over again.

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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George L. Taber Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Azalea x 'George L. Taber'
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained and Acidic
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, Purple, and White
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes