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.
And, 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?
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.
As its name implies, it'll look a bit like your azalea has turned into a rose bush with evergreen foliage!
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 evergreen azaleas grow into a nice compact form. So you don't have to worry about it usurping the space of the neighboring plants.
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!
Broad-leaved evergreens like the Rosebud Azalea re coveted. They add spots of light to the landscape all year round. Of course, it makes the biggest impression in the late spring.
Use in your borders. Plant in a line to create a clean line or use them with other darker shrubs 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 as accents next to your patios.
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!
Woodland gardens with dappled sunlight poking through deciduous trees above are also a fantastic place 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.
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.
There are plenty of ways you can make sure this award winner reaches its full potential. The easiest being to make sure it's planted in the right spot.
Broad-leaved azaleas love 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. Feel free to do so right after it's done flowering for the year. Any other time might harm next year's growth and cut back on that coveted flower power.
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!
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 'Rosebud'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Purple, Pink|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|