Azaleas

Azaleas

There are two distinct types of Azaleas. Evergreen Azaleas, (sometimes called Japanese azaleas) keep their leaves in winter, and typically grow to 40-80cm (18"-30") in 10 years. Deciduous Azaleas are taller, reaching 120-150cm (4'-5') in 10 years, and lose their leaves in the autumn, often with some wonderful colours first. Both are members of the Rhododendron family.

Deciduous Azaleas originate from Turkey, America and Asiatic areas such as Japan and Taiwan. The yellow luteum from Turkey is as hardy and as popular as ever with its scented flowers, while the American species are more subtle and extend the flowering season into the summer. The Asiatic species are more delicate in habit and in flower, and all the more beautiful too. Best in partial shade, and perfect at the edge of woodland.

The plant collector E H Wilson introduced his famous Wilson’s 50 Evergreen Azaleas in 1920 having selected the best 50 Kurume azaleas from Japan. Since then, numerous hybrids have been bred around the world, some them not hardy enough for British conditions. We have selected good performers for a spectacular show every May.

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Azaleodendron GowenianumAzaleodendron Gowenianum
Azaleodendron Gowenianum
This rare hybrid between a rhododendron and a deciduous azalea dates from before 1825. Strongly scented light purple star shaped flowers appear in early June. The leaves are usually evergreen during most winters. Height 120cm in 10 years. Recommended for pretty scented flowers. Easy to grow. Group: Azaleodendron. Parentage: periclymenoides or viscosum (s) X catawbiense x ponticum. Hybridization...
£16.95
Deciduous Azalea austrinumDeciduous Azalea austrinum
Deciduous Azalea austrinum
Pretty musky fragrant yellow, apricot or orange flowers appear in April and May before the leaves open. This is a really pretty and distinctive deciduous azalea that is tall growing. Rarely for sale elsewhere. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for attractive scented flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations, likes some sun. Habit: upright. Group: Deciduous Azalea. Subsection:...
£19.95

Deciduous Azalea Cannon's Double  AGMDeciduous Azalea Cannon's Double  AGM
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Deciduous Azalea Cannon's Double AGM
Deep pink in bud, Cannons Double opens to stunning double light apricot pink flowers with a darker reddish pink shading on the outer petals. The flowers are up to 65mm across in trusses of 7 or 8 that flower late May and early June. It has excellent autumn foliage. Height 150cm in 10 years. Ideal for outstanding autumn foliage. Easy to grow. Group: Deciduous Azalea (Exbury hybrid). Parentage:...
£17.95
Deciduous Azalea Chanel
Deciduous Azalea Chanel
(H6) Tubular funnel shaped scented flowers, light yellow suffused pink with a dark yellow blotch. Beautifully scented. Flowering in June with nice autumn foliage. • Recommended for fragrant flowers.• Easy to grow.• Group: Deciduous Azalea• Parentage: viscosum x Mollis hybrid• Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1965).• Bred by: Felix & Dijkhuis Origin: Dutch• Habit:...
£17.95

Deciduous Azalea Chariots of FireDeciduous Azalea Chariots of Fire
Deciduous Azalea Chariots of Fire
A striking NEW variety with stunning large glowing fire red flowers in May. The flowers are 60mm across in a ball truss of 9 to 19 flowers. Raised by the late George Hyde in Dorset. Height 150cm in 10 years. Recommended for stunning flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous Azalea (Knaphill type hybrid). Parentage: unknown Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1960's). Bred by: W.G.T. Hyde. Origin: British. Habit:...
£19.95
Deciduous Azalea Fruit SaladDeciduous Azalea Fruit Salad
Deciduous Azalea Fruit Salad
NEW! Vibrant scented dark pink flowers with deep orange flare in June/July, fading to paler pinks and yellows with attractive glossy foliage. Raised by Denny Pratt and launched by Millais Nurseries in 2009. This plant was selected by Ted Millais as a plant labelled DP103 at Dunham Massey. A stunning plant that is useful to extend the flowering season. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for...
£19.95

Deciduous Azalea Hanger's FlameDeciduous Azalea Hanger's Flame
Deciduous Azalea Hanger's Flame
Wonderfully bright dazzling orange flowers with a slightly more golden blotch on the upper lobes, in May-June. Later flowering than some others, and lightly scented, which is rare for an orange variety. This was raised by Francis Hanger and was planted out by John Slocock in a collection of Hanger azaleas at Charles Hill Nurseries and code-named FH8. Here it was spotted by Ted Millais who planted...
£19.95
Deciduous Azalea Ilam Melford LemonDeciduous Azalea Ilam Melford Lemon
Deciduous Azalea Ilam Melford Lemon
Strong golden yellow flowers with a buttery golden flare, which contrasts with reddish new foliage. Long lasting scented flowers in May - June and superb red autumn foliage. the flowers are large up to 85mm across, 10 to 12 per truss. Bred in New Zealand. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for stunning scented flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous Azalea (Knaphill hybrid). Parentage:...
£19.95

Deciduous Azalea Irene Koster  AGMDeciduous Azalea Irene Koster  AGM
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Deciduous Azalea Irene Koster AGM
Very pretty rose pink flower with deeper markings and a yellow flare. Single flowers 65mm wide that are strongly scented appear in June. Good autumn leaf colour adds extra interest. An old favourite, and always extremely popular. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Please note: We propagate this from an original stock plant in our garden that we know is correctly named. Most plants offered for sale are...
£19.95
Deciduous Azalea Jock Brydon AGMDeciduous Azalea Jock Brydon AGM
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Deciduous Azalea Jock Brydon AGM
Striking pinky white flowers with a bold speckled reddish orange blotch and wavy ruffled edges. A stunning occidentale hybrid with a good scent in May and June. This is vigorous as a young plant with arching branches. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for striking scented flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous Azalea (Occidentale hybrid). Parentage: molle subsp. molle X occidentale. Hybridization...
£23.95

Deciduous Azalea Klondyke  AGMDeciduous Azalea Klondyke  AGM
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Deciduous Azalea Klondyke AGM
Red orange in bud opening to one of the best bright golden yellow flowers in May - June. This fine deciduous azalea has coppery red new growth and good autumn colour. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Requires a fairly sunny position. Recommended for one of the best yellow flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous Azalea (Exbury hybrid). Parentage: unknown Hybridization date: pre 1950 (1947). Bred...
£49.95
Deciduous Azalea Knaphill Red
Deciduous Azalea Knaphill Red
Striking small deep orange red flowers in May-June. A wonderful plant whose foliage also has good autumn colour. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Requires a fairly sunny position. Recommended for lovely flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous Azalea (Knaphill hybrid). Parentage: unknown. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (before 1958). Bred by: Waterer (Bagshot). Origin: British. Habit: upright. Ideal...
£17.95

Deciduous Azalea luteumDeciduous Azalea luteum
Deciduous Azalea luteum
Absolutely stunning and still one of the most popular highly scented yellow azaleas. Flowering in May this deciduous azalea has striking autumn yellow and orange leaf colour. A must for every garden and one of our favourites. A lovely old species that has become naturalized in parts of the British Isles and was very important in the development of the Ghent hybrids. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Some...
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Deciduous Azalea Nabucco
Deciduous Azalea Nabucco
(H6) Beautiful dark red flowers with contrasting yellow anthers. An excellent introduction from Hans Hachmann in Germany. Flowering in early June. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. • Recommended for striking flowers.• Easy to grow.• Group: Deciduous Azalea.• Parentage: ‘Betty Kelly’ X ‘Feuerwerk’.• Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1972).• Bred by: Hans...
£17.95

Deciduous Azalea Narcissiflorum  AGMDeciduous Azalea Narcissiflorum  AGM
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Deciduous Azalea Narcissiflorum AGM
Lovely small pale yellow flowers, with darker centre and outside, 30mm across. Sweetly scented double honeysuckle type flowers in May - June, followed by good autumn colour and one of David's recommended varieties. This is an unusual but highly sought after plant which is one of our specialities. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for amazing scented flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous...
£23.95
Deciduous Azalea NiamhDeciduous Azalea Niamh
Deciduous Azalea Niamh
NEW! Wonderful large deep pink flowers with a prominent orange-yellow flare on the upper petal, in late May. Stunning red foliage develops through the summer. Height is 150cm in 10 years. It does require a fairly sunny position. This is a lovely plant which was bred by Ted Millais, and always attracted attention in the garden with its deep pink flowers, set off by lovely red foliage. For years we...
£19.95

Deciduous Azalea Nicholas de Rothschild
Deciduous Azalea Nicholas de Rothschild
(H5) Red in tight bud, opening through deep pink to deep double golden yellow flowers, turning soft pink as they mature. May. Deep green foliage turns fiery red in autumn before falling. Height 125-150cm in 10 years with an upright habit. This combination makes for a kaleidoscope of colour through the spring. Altogether a great shrub for punctuating the different seasons of the year. Best in dappled...
£23.95
Deciduous Azalea Queen EmmaDeciduous Azalea Queen Emma
Deciduous Azalea Queen Emma
Stunning large deep orange flowers suffused with a salmon glow and blotched strong orange up to 65mm across in a pompom type truss. Flowering in May this lovely variety has good autumn colour. Height 140-160cm after 10 years. It does like a fairly sunny position. The registered name of this plant is 'Koningin Emma', named after the Dutch Queen Emma.. Ideal for mixed borders. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous...
£19.95

Deciduous Azalea Rosy FireDeciduous Azalea Rosy Fire
Deciduous Azalea Rosy Fire
Striking strong pink flowers with red and orange overtones that flowers in June. Height 120 - 150cm in 10 years. It prefers a fairly sunny position. Recommended for beautiful and striking flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous Azalea (Pratt hybrid). Parentage: unknown Hybridization date: unknown. Bred by: D. Pratt. Origin: British. Habit: upright. Ideal position: Most garden situations with...
£19.95
Deciduous Azalea Stopham LadDeciduous Azalea Stopham Lad
Deciduous Azalea Stopham Lad
NEW! A superb late flowering scented variety with shades of reddish pink and pinkywhite, with a yellow blotch. An outstanding plant which extends the flowering season into late June. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. This plant was given to David Millais by the late Jack Harrington. Jack was a great gardening friend of breeder Denny Pratt, and lived at Stopham, near Fittleworth in West Sussex. Jack selected...
£19.95

Deciduous Azalea Summer Fragrance  AGMDeciduous Azalea Summer Fragrance  AGM
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Deciduous Azalea Summer Fragrance AGM
NEW! Very fragrant pale creamy yellow flowers with prominent vivid yellow blotch in June. Ideal for extending the flowering season. Another late flowering azalea raised by the renowned Denny Pratt with good autumn colour. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for beautiful and highly scented flowers. Easy to grow. Group:Deciduous Azalea (Pratt occidentale hybrid). Parentage: occidentale X...
£19.95
Deciduous Azalea Tower Dainty
Deciduous Azalea Tower Dainty
(H6) An historic plant from Roza Stevenson's famous Tower Court gardens, with soft pink flowers, overlaid with paler and darker shadings, with an orange yellow blotch in the throat. Scented flowering in May. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. • Recommended for scented flowers.• Easy to grow.• Group: Deciduous Azalea.• Parentage: atlanticum (s) X unknown azalea.• Hybridization...
£19.95

Evergreen Azalea Amoena
Evergreen Azalea Amoena
This is a rare old variety, but one we get asked for quite regularly as it is now so unusual. It was introduced to the UK in 1850 by Robert Fortune from Shanghai, but believed to have originated in Japan. It has small reddish purple hose in hose flowers in May. An attractive and historic colouring with a tall spreading habit. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Ideal for smaller gardens and mixed borders. Easy...
£10.95
Evergreen Azalea CoranyEvergreen Azalea Corany
Evergreen Azalea Corany
Delightful smaller rose pink flowers with a darker centre that flowers in May. This is a dense and compact plant with a good habit. Ideal for front of border or for growing in containers. Height 50cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens, including rock gardens and front of borders. Easy to grow. Group:Evergreen Azalea (Kurume hybrid). Parentage: unknown Hybridization date: unknown. Bred...
£10.95

Evergreen Azalea Geisha PurpleEvergreen Azalea Geisha Purple
Evergreen Azalea Geisha Purple
Pretty small light reddish-purple hose in hose flowers (approximately 20mm) in May which are very floriferous. A very hardy compact growing plant bred to withstand the cold in Germany. Height and spread 40-60cm in 10 years. Also known as Geisha Purpurrosa and registered name is Fumiko W.Arends, (descendant of astilbe botanist Georg Arends (1863-1952)), bred the Geisha series of evergreen azaleas...
£10.95
Evergreen Azalea KermesinaEvergreen Azalea Kermesina
Evergreen Azalea Kermesina
Wonderful deep pink small flowers cover the whole plant in May. A very hardy and floriferous plant with a neat compact rounded habit. Height 50-60cm in 10 years. Also known as 'Kermesinum' and 'Pink Kiusianum'. Ideal for small gardens and profusion of flower. Easy to grow. Group:Evergreen Azalea (Northern European hybrid). Parentage: unknown Hybridization date: pre 2000 (registered in 1958...
£10.95

Evergreen Azalea WillyEvergreen Azalea Willy
Evergreen Azalea Willy
Large clear electric pink flowers in May. This is a vigorous tough old variety, with light autumn tints. Height 60-75cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group:Evergreen Azalea (kaempferi hybrid). Parentage: unknown. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (before 1939). Bred by: C.G. van Nes & Sons. Origin: Dutch. Habit: Upright. Ideal position: Most...
£10.95
Evergreen Azalea Wombat  AGMEvergreen Azalea Wombat  AGM
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Evergreen Azalea Wombat AGM
Large bright cerise pink flowers up to 50mm, which are long lasting during June. An excellent hardy introduction from Scotland which forms a neat prostrate low mounded shape. Height and spread of 40-60cm in 10 years. Ideal for rock gardens and cascading over walls and to extend the flowering season. Easy to grow. Group: Evergreen Azalea (nakaharae hybrid). Parentage: nakaharae 'Mariko' X 'Gaiety' Hybridization...
£11.95