Hardy Gardenia Azalea

Double the Petals, Double the Beauty!

  • White Flowers
  • Evergreen Azalea 
  • Low maintenance
  • Compact bush great for small spaces
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Product Details

Do you already love azaleas? Well do we have a treat for you! Hardy Gardenia Azaleas are the well known azalea we love, but with double the petal power. The snow white rosettes bloom at the tips of each branch in clusters. The Gardenia Azalea blooms all Spring.  Double the petals with double the blooms for a dazzling spring show.

Hardy Gardenia Azalea Features

The Hardy Gardenia Azalea is a small and compact shrub that only maintains a height of 2-4 feet.  This shrub is also considered an evergreen, so even though flowers are not produced year round, the dark green leaves are always present. Producing white flowers in the spring, this shrub provides a dazzling show with double the petals.

Landscape Ideas for Hardy Gardenia Azalea

The Hardy Gardenia Azalea is a knee-high shrub prefect for those partial shade spots in your landscape. It is an ideal plant for foundation borders, mass plantings, or by itself as an accent plant.

How to Care for your Hardy Gardenia Azalea

With little care, you can enjoy the beautiful attributes of this plant for years to come. Only requiring pruning after blooming and an acidic fertilizer in early spring, the Hardy Gardenia Azalea will produce an abundance of dazzling white blooms every spring.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Dark Green
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'Hardy Gardenia'

How To Care for your new Hardy Gardenia Azalea

When planting your Azalea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. 

Planting time:  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Azaleas.  However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures you can plant any time of the year.

Sun: Full sun tends to burn most Azaleas especially in warmer climates so look for a site that provides a balanced mix of shade and sun.  

Soil:  Be sure your soil is well-drained and acidic.  If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil.  To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants.  Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution.  To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting. 

Fertilizer:  Choose a fertilizer for acid loving plants.  Fertilize in late winter or early spring to give the upcoming blooms a boost.

Pruning:  You don’t need to prune azaleas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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nice plant...came in in perfect health
March 20, 2017
6 months ago
Gardenia Azalea
Love the azalea. Ours are a little "leggy". Wish the foliage was a little more lush. Planning to prune them after the bloom and hope that will help.
March 22, 2017
1 year ago
Gardenia Azalea
This plant is gorgeous. The healthy plants arrived with buds so was very pleased to add it to my bed that already has 3 other gardenia azaleas
April 8, 2017
5 months ago
Loved it!
I couldn't find these shrubs anywhere near my home. I was able to find them here at the Planting Tree. The ordering process through delivery process was smooth. I received notification through every step. I received my shrub within a week of ordering. It was very green and healthy. It even had small buds on it. I planted it in my garden and it's doing well. I highly recommend ordering from here.
April 11, 2017
5 months ago
Great service-Beautiful azaleas
Plants arrived in perfect condition. The packing was amazingly secure. All three plants are blooming and are beautiful. My experience from start to finish was exceptional.
April 15, 2017
5 months ago
I will definitely order again!
I was amazed at the size of my new Azalea - and covered with blooms!!! So beautiful! Thank you!
April 23, 2017
5 months ago
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This is the most beautiful Azalea ever - looks like a gardenia bloom - I lost mine this past winter and am so happy I can replace it!
Trieneke M. S on Apr 13, 2017
This is the most beautiful Azalea ever - looks like a gardenia bloom - I lost mine this past winter and am so happy I can replace it!
Trieneke M. S on Apr 13, 2017
Lost 2 and replacing
Norma C on Mar 31, 2017
Lost 2 and replacing
Norma C on Mar 31, 2017
Do some of the flowers have a pinkish line on the petals?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are going to be mostly all white. If your looking for something more pink, we would suggest a encore azalea
Does white azalea have fragrance?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: None that I am aware of. It does not smell like a gardenia, but its bloom resembles the gardenia bloom.
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