Girard's Crimson Azalea

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Glossy Green With Bright Rosy Reds Girard's Crimson Azalea!

  • Vibrant Pinkish-Red Blooms
  • Flowers Smother the Entire Plant
  • Bright Mid-Spring Flowers
  • Repeat Blooms All Growing Season!
  • Evergreen Foliage For Color Year-Round!
  • Lower, Compact Growth
  • Part-Shade Brilliance
  • Bee, Butterfly and Hummingbird Friendly
  • Low-Maintenance and Low-Care
  • Rarely Needs Pruning
  • Red and Coppery Fall Color

Welcome spring with a burst of juicy, fruit-punch colored blooms with Girard's Crimson Azalea! Girard's (Rhododendron x 'Girard's Crimson') fills the mid-spring void with an explosion of crimson blooms!

Imagine Girard's planted with the sunny faces of your spring tulips and daffodils or adding that punch of color throughout your summer-blooming perennial garden while it still sleeps and dreams of warmer summer days!

Lush evergreen leaves are smooth and glossy while the dark-green foliage provides year-round, shiny deep-green color, even in the dreary months of winter! Girard's Crimson Azalea's lovely green hues are the perfect backdrop for the vibrant flowers! Making them really stand out!

Darker red spots, speckle and blotches decorate each petal and add depth to the showy blooms!

What's more, Girard's isn't content with just one flush of rosy-red flowers! After the mid-spring blooms, which just smother this plant, Girard's Azalea has a trick up their sleeves - surprise smaller flushes of more blooms return periodically throughout the year!

Pollinators too will flock to this welcome food source each spring, and throughout the year to grace your gardens with their whimsical presence. The repeat blooms keep the bees, butterflies and even hummingbirds migrating to your landscape over and over again!

Fall brings not just more flowers, but Girard's isn't done with their magic show yet either! Just as other plants are done for the year and ready to sleep for the winter, Girard's revs up for autumn with reddish and coppery fall color that tinges the glossy foliage through the colder parts of the year!

You won't want to miss this stunning shrub in your garden next spring. Order a Girard's Crimson Azalea from Nature Hills Nursery today!

How to Use Girard's Crimson Azalea In The Landscape:

Preferring cool, consistently moist soil, Azaleas do best in many soil types so long as they don't sit in water.

Loving the part shade to dappled sun locations, Girard's Crimson Azalea provides color to the shadowy areas in your landscape and enhances those problematic areas that are so difficult to plant in.

Perfect in the shady front landscapes as foundation plantings, Girard's is absolutely inviting along dappled walkways, and adds a vibrant pop of red and evergreen brilliance to rock gardens and mixed-shrub plantings, too.

As always, this unexpected splash of color has massive impact when Girard's Crimson is planted in wide drifts or bold blocks of scarlet-red! Girard's Crimson Azalea is sure to turn heads anywhere it is planted in the landscape!

The bright colors and steady evergreen presence even make Girard's Crimson Azalea a stand-out specimen plant! Bursting at the seams with exciting energy!

Girard's Crimson Azalea is a compact and low growing shrub, able to lend its brilliant hues to beds and borders and to hide the 'legs' of older, larger shrubs and evergreens. Lovely in woodland settings, evergreen gardens and as a low, informal hedge for privacy!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Girard's Crimson Azalea does its absolute best in cool, moist soil. While not fussy on soil type, Girard's does need well-draining conditions to really show off its best colors and character.

Thriving in part-sun and the tricky north or east-facing exposures, Girard's Crimson Azalea will brighten those shady spots with welcome color! Fill those bland, blasé areas with deep rose-red flowers and brilliant foliage year-round!

Azalea's love cool soil with consistent moisture, and do their very best with a good, heavy application of mulch over the soil to help keep their roots cool and well insulated from the summer heat.

Being low and compact, Girard's will need very little care and fuss from yourself! No pruning needed, but if you do wish to shape, it is best done after Girard's is done with its spring bloom. Staying around 3 feet tall and with a modest spread, Girard's will easily fit in anywhere!

Fairly resistant to browsing Deer, and unbothered by rabbits or squirrels, pollinators, however, will be frequent visitors, plus all the admirers you'll have dropping by to take in the view!

Order your Girard's Crimson Azalea today!

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.

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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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Girard's Crimson Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron girard X 'Crimson'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering