Southern Charm Azalea

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Finally! A heat and humidity-tolerant Azalea! Plant yourself a designer garden with these spectacular flowering broad-leaved evergreen shrubs. Flamboyant, pink blooms cover Southern Charm Azalea (Azalea x 'Southern Charm') in the early mid-season each spring.

Southern Charm features noteworthy flowers that are light pink with a brighter pink blotch at the throat. This colorway adds a splashy, multi-toned depth of dimensionality for an unforgettable look. As you can clearly see, the fantastic, funnel-shaped blooms of Southern Charm Azalea plants are just the right shape for Hummingbirds. Add them as a backdrop in natural gardens to provide nectar and shelter.

With a tight, spreading habit, Southern Charm Azalea is covered with dense, dark green foliage all year-long. This modern hybrid was bred to tolerate heat and its small, elliptical leaves handle more sunshine than other cultivars. Wonderfully heat-tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 8-9 and grow to a sizeable 6-8 feet in height and width!

Planting and Application:

Prepare to dazzle your garden guests with long hedges along a woodland edge. Space them six feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Create a Garden Room with their stylish foliage and incredible blooms. Plant one as a butterfly-friendly flowering privacy screen, and use either side for different outdoor activities.

Try a trio of these large-scale shrubs as a lawn planting. They'll look incredible spreading across a raised berm, as well! Pair Southern Charm with massive boulders, outdoor fountains, or gravel mulch as a nod to Asian design sensibilities. Southern Charm also works as a brilliant highlight near mature evergreen trees. Anchor foundation plantings, hide away nosy or messy neighbors, or create bird and wildlife-friendly groupings!

  • Flamboyant Pink Trumpet-Like Blooms
  • Hummingbirds & Butterflies!
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Spreading Compact Habit
  • Lush Green Broad-Leaved Evergreen
  • Hedges, Anchors, Specimens, Woodland Gardens & Privacy

#ProPlantTips For Care

Plant in partial shade, that's either dappled shade all day or morning sun with afternoon shade. For best performance, ensure Rhododendrons and Azaleas are planted in moist, fast-draining, acidic soil for best performance. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to the planting hole, then pull pine bark mulch up and over to cover the exposed roots.

Replicate their natural habitat of thin mountain soil by creating a mound or raised bed 18 inches tall. Choose a planting site that has well-drained soil and "mound up" when planting by leaving an inch of their rootball showing. Amend the soil with a top dressing of pine needle, peat moss, and perlite pellets, and use about a 3-4 inch layer of mulch for insulation and moisture retention.

Then, cover with a thick layer of pine mulch (avoid touching the mulch to the stem). Keep these evenly moist and pull weeds as they appear. It's best to prune only right after the flowers are done so the new growth that develops after flowering will make flower buds for next spring.

  • Partial Shade & Dappled Shade
  • Moist, Well-Drained Soil
  • Prefers Acidic Soil
  • Prune Only Immediately After Flowering
  • Easy-Care, Vigorous Flowering Shrub

Add some broad-leaved evergreen shrubs and sweet Southern Charm to your garden with the vibrant hot pink Azalea that will enliven your landscape with the help of Nature Hills Nursery!

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?

Southern Charm Azaleas can reach around 6-8 feet in height and 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 NatureHills.com 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.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Azaleas for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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
#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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Southern Charm Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-9
Growing Zones 8-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'Southern Charm'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering