Rosebud Azalea

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Radiant and award-winning! Who doesn't love an award winner? That's exactly what you're getting when you add a Rosebud Azalea (Rhododendron 'Rosebud') to your garden! It started its premium plant journey by being awarded Rhododendron of the Year by the American Rhododendron Society along with receiving the Award of Merit. Because it seems this perky shrub is an overachiever, it was also given the First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society. So what on earth is all the fuss about?

As its name implies, it'll look a bit like your Azalea has turned into a rose bush with evergreen foliage! One look and it's easy to see that Rosebud is a special plant. Each spring, it buds rosy pink flowers featuring up to 12 delicately flushed petals. They even go as far as to have slight purplish-pink veining throughout.

Speaking of, the leaves of this looker are nothing to scoff at either. They unfurl a light and peppy green and settle to be a glossy bed to adequately showcase the blooms above. The funnel-shaped flowers will be beloved by all, including the local pollinators. Not only will butterflies dance through your garden, but you might also be lucky enough to sneak a peek at a Hummingbird. They love Azaleas!

The allure of the blossoms is just as strong when you bring them indoors. Cut a couple of branches to add to your indoor bouquets. They'll brighten up your living room, kitchen counter, or anywhere else you put them. These broad-leaved evergreen Azaleas grow into a nice compact form. So you don't have to worry about it usurping the space of the neighboring plants.

Planting and Application:

Space-saving broad-leaved evergreen Azaleas are highly coveted! They add spots of light to the landscape all year round. Of course, it makes the biggest impression in the late spring. It can also make a great addition to containers! Bring the plants right up onto the patio or next to your entryways. They're sure to make a dazzling first impression!

Use in your borders. Plant in a line to create a clean line or use them with other broad-leaved evergreens and conifers with darker foliage like Boxwoods or Thujas for a delightful-looking mixed border. Use them as the centerpiece in your island beds to give your yard some texture along with a low-maintenance pop of color each year.

If you're working with limited space, Rosebud is for you. It keeps a nice compact shape that lends perfectly to cottage gardens and accents next to your patios. If you happen to be working with a larger space, we suggest ordering a few and using them in a mass planting. Or space them out a little more sporadically to give a more natural feel.

Woodland gardens with dappled sunlight poking through deciduous trees above are also fantastic places to showcase this Azalea. The light shade helps preserve the blossoms and keeps the flower show going longer! Planting on the east side of your house works beautifully as well. Foundation planting is a strength and the east-facing exposure means Rosebud gets morning sun and some afternoon relief.

  • Gorgeous Double Peteled Blooms
  • Slight Purplish-Pink Veining
  • Flower Display Lasts Up To 6 Weeks
  • Glossy Broad-Leaf Evergreen Foliage
  • Neat Compact Growing Habit
  • Prestigiously Awarded Azalea
  • Attracts Pollinators & Hummingbirds Love These
  • Perfect Blossoms for Bouquets
  • Works Well for Borders, Specimens, Foundations & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

There are plenty of ways you can make sure this award winner reaches its full potential! The easiest is to make sure it's planted in the right spot. Broad-leaved Rhododendrons and Azaleas love the part shade. Plant them somewhere they'll get some sun in the morning and shade the rest of the day. They'll thank you generously!

Another consideration is the soil you'll be planting in. Moist, well-drained soil full of rich, acidic organic matter is best. We recommend laying down a layer of mulch around the plant. It's a rather shallow-rooted shrub and the mulch helps keep the moisture even without being wet which causes root rot. The right color also helps tie the garden together and keep it looking clean.

You might find yourself wanting to give Rosebud a trim every so often. Pruning is best done once the flowers are done for the season and grab your favorite pair of gardening shears. You'll only want to trim right after flowering. Any other time and you run the risk of hurting next spring's blooms!

  • Grows Best in Part Shade
  • Enriched, Slightly Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Immediately After Flower
  • Excellent Mildew Resistance

Bring the prestige of your garden to the next level by adding a Rosebud Azalea! This is one award winner you won't soon regret, order today! Add a Rosebud Azalea to your garden and see why the Royal Horticultural Society, along with the American Rhododendron Society, give it award after award. Hurry though, these won't be in stock for long at Nature Hills!

Azalea and Rhododendron Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant an Azalea bush?

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.

How big does an Azalea bush get?

Rosebud Azalea can reach around 2-3 feet in height and 3-4 feet in width in optimal conditions.

Are Azalea bushes low maintenance?

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.

What is the difference between Rhododendrons and Azaleas?

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.

How Do I Find Azalea and Rhododendron Bushes for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Azaleas at 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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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
#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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100 - 129.99 44.99
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Rosebud Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron 'Rosebud'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No