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Where To Buy Azaleas Near Me

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Where To Buy Azaleas Near Me

Our staff collects seed and need more from as many sources as possible, please reach out to us. You can send us some seed too. If you own nursery that is looking for native azalea liners, give us a call or send us an email. We want to supply you with some liners. For wholesale clients, we ship plants everywhere; from Atlanta to Maine, out to Lake Tahoe, even a box full to Shanghai for trials. Let us know what and where your needs are and we will try to help.

We hope to hear from you as we build our information. Editorial comments are more than welcome. Our vision is to create the go to resource for everyone interested in native azaleas. The staff at Carolina Native Nursery knows there are many folks that want to know more. We look forward to raising awareness, providing the plants, and helping get these plants in gardens, landscapes, and back in nature everywhere they have traditionally been found.

In ourregion, early spring and fall are the best times to plant them.Dig ahole that is about 3 times the width of the pot your azalea came in & thesame depth.Azaleasprefer a rich, well-draining soil, so if you have clay or sandy soil, you willneed to amend it. Azaleas thrive in slightly acidic soil, so use a specialized mixlike Pike Azalea and Camellia Soil. Add theazalea mix about 50/50 with your native soil, plus a handful of Dr. Earth Root Zone organic starterfertilizer & mix it up. This will allow for better drainage, add nutrients,and allow tender new roots to grow easily - creating a stronger, healthierplant.Plantingdepth is critical because azaleas are shallow-rooted plants. Place them so theroot ball in about 2 inches above the soil line & mound the amended soil around it.This will help keep the roots closer to the surface for water, oxygen &nutrients.If youwant to grow azaleas in a container, plant them with Pike Potting Soil and Dr. Earth Root Zone organic starter fertilizer.Whenremoving the plant from the pot, massage the root system to loosen up roots andencourage them to grow outwards. Beforeplanting, wet the root ball to make sure it's moist. A dry root ball is difficultto re-wet once it is in the ground.

The two main azalea groups, evergreen and deciduous (varieties that drop their leaves in the fall) can be found in nearly every part of North America, from the frosty Canadian plains to tropical Florida. The rhododendron types are fussier, preferring environments where it is neither too hot nor too cold (Zones 5 to 8). They need a certain amount of chilling to develop strong flower buds. In the winter, protect rhododendrons from cold damage. (See more below.)

With thousands of varieties, there are rhododendrons and azaleas for just about every landscape situation. There are low-growing ground cover azaleas, plants that grow from 1 to 2 feet, as well as plants that can grow up to 25 feet tall. They come in many flower colors, including pink, red, white, yellow, and purple. Though most plants flower in the spring, there are also summer-blooming varieties that add color and charm to the garden.

You may be interested in joining the American Rhododendron Society, which runs a database with information on more than 2,000 rhododendrons and azaleas. On an annual basis, the society selects a number of rhododendrons to be awarded the Rhododendron of the Year designation, highlighting the best-performing plants for different regions.

By January of 1934, Forester was reporting that there would be 95,000 azaleas in the gardens by the end of the project. At one point it was claimed that Ravine Gardens had the largest single collection of azaleas in the world. It is believed that the gardens in 1934 included 64 of the known 72 varieties with shades ranging from a pure white to a deep crimson.

Today the vegetation in Ravine Gardens State Park is a mix of native species and ornamentals. The park grounds still preserve hundreds of the original azaleas planted by Forester and Gillespie. Surveys are c

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