Set your garden ablaze! Well, not literally. But with the Gibraltar Azalea (Rhododendron 'Gibraltar') you can emulate the warm tones each spring!
Here at Nature Hills, we love winners. That might be why we have such an affinity for this azalea.
Not only has it been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, but it also has an American Rhododendron Society Rhododendron of the Year award under its botanical belt.
The experts had it exactly right when giving out prestigious titles, this deciduous shrub is a sight to see for sure.
Each spring, you'll be greeted with a profusion of frilled bright orange flowers. Catch it in the morning light and you might think your shrub has ignited itself!
If you somehow tear your eyes away from the charming funnel-shaped flowers, you'll see the bed of medium green foliage beneath. They contrast with the blossoms perfectly!
Altogether, you have the perfect bush for borders and flowering hedges. If you aren't working with endless amounts of space, you can also plant these in containers on the patio or on either side of your entryways.
The neighbors will all be asking you what the secret is to your colorful garden. Don't worry, we'll keep your secret!
During the summer this shrub is going to attract more than jealous neighbors. Expect to find your fair share of beneficial pollinators like butterflies fluttering about. If you're lucky, you might even see a hummingbird or two!
Let Gibraltar Azalea light a fire in your heart this coming spring. Order yours soon, our expertly grown shrubs won't stay in stock for long!
Large gardens are fantastic for showcasing this playful azalea but don't get it twisted, it'll also shine brightly in small spaces as well!
Use a line of these as your front flowering hedge. Its compact growing habit and mid-level sizing will draw the eyes in without obstructing the view of other flower beds you have closer to the house.
Does your property back into a wooded area? Use the high shade from mature trees as shade for this azalea in your woodland gardens. It'll thank you on those hot summer days!
Foundation plantings aren't complete without one or two Gibraltar's throughout. Hide your utilities behind one of these deciduous azaleas.
Those who have small cottage gardens need not worry. While not the smallest flowering shrub on the market, it's flower power more than makes up for the space it takes! Plant in place of two other flowering shrubs and you'll be rewarded ten times over in orange blossoms each spring!
If you're out of garden realty altogether, you can plant in containers and take this show on the road, or rather onto the patio. They'd also bring their own flair to front entrances and give quite the first impression to visitors.
The uses don't stop outside either. Cut a couple of branches off each spring and bring them indoors to spice up your bouquets. Nothing livens up a room like a vase full of fresh-cut flowers!
Gibraltar doesn't ask for much. As long as you follow a few simple instructions you'll have a happy and healthy shrub for years to come.
The most important part of plant care is picking the right spot to put it. Find somewhere in either full sun or partial shade and well drained soil.
They love hanging out in rich, moist, soil as long as it's not consistently soggy. No one likes wet feet!
Consider giving your azalea a nice layer of mulch around its base. This helps keep the soil cool and evenly moist in the hot afternoon sun. It also raises the overall aesthetic of your flowerbed!
You might find yourself wanting to give your shrub a quick trim. Feel free to do so but make sure you wait until it's done flowering so you don't bother the buds that form on the growth that follows the flowers.
Add this award-winning azalea to your landscape soon or you'll risk missing out. Order your Gibraltar Azalea today!
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|
|#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 'Gibraltar'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|