Rhododendron ‘Gibraltar’

(Gibraltar Exbury Azalea)


$69.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Gibraltar’ is an Exbury hybrid introduced in 1947. It has large ball-shaped trusses of 2 3/8 to 3 in. wide flowers with broad, frilly lobed, vivid orange petals. It is an upright shrub that grows 4 to 6 ft. tall and 3 to 5 ft. wide. ‘Gibraltar’ received Rhododendron of the Year honors in 2007 from the American Rhododendron Society.

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Description

Best grown in acidic, light, sandy, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates well-drained humusy loams. Prefers a sun dappled shade or high open part shade. Foliage may scorch in full sun. Acidify soils prior to planting and thereafter as needed. Shallow, fibrous root systems (do not cultivate around shrubs).will benefit from a good mulch (wood chips, bark or pine needles) for retention of moisture, stabilization of soil temperatures and winter protection. Consistent moisture is best, but soils must drain well (doesn’t like ‘wet feet’). Poor drainage inevitably leads to root rot, therefore raised beds/plantings should be considered in heavy clay soils. Roots must never be allowed to dry out. Clip off spent flower clusters immediately after bloom as practicable. Slowly naturalizes by root suckers.

Additional information

Common Name

Gibraltar Exbury Azalea

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Gibraltar

Container/Amount

6 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

4 to 6'

Width

3 to 5'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

orange

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

green

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