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Over the years we here at S & J Tree Farm and Nursery have carried allot of different varieties of Azaleas. As new introductions come out they are tried and evaluated in the local landscapes and eventually accepted as a landcape staple or edged out by other cultivars with superior landcape performance.

With over three hundred named varieties of Azaleas available , not to mention the wide array of colors and mature sizes within those available selections, it can get a bit overwhelming when it comes time to deciding what Azalea suits your specific gardens needs.

Knowing what to expect once planted so that you can get the right selection of Azalea for the right space as well as how to properly care for them as they grow will ensure that your Azaleas continue to thrive exactly the way you wanted them to.

At S & J Nursery, we have carefully selected the best of the best North Florida Azaleas available for our area gardens. Whether your looking for a low growing accent plant for the entryway to your home or a large growing privacy screen for a natural landscape barrier, we have an Azalea that is just right for you and It is our hope that you come to love north Florida's Azaleas as much as we do!

 

The Rhododendron Question?

It is probably the most common question out there for both native North Florida gardeners and Northern transplants finding themselves learning about Florida gardening. And if I have heard it once I have heard it a thousand times... Do you have any Rhododendrons? Do Rhododendrons grow here? What's the difference in Rhododendrons and Azaleas? I thought you said you have Rhododendrons these say Azaleas?  The answer is simpler than you  might think, so let me attempt to answer these in a way that will make, hopefully, at least a little bit of sense. Maybe :)  ....

There are over 800 species (different types) of Rhododendron shrubs with more than 10 thousand named varieties of Rhododendrons that are selections of those 800+ species of Rhododendrons.

Rhododendrons in general are able to be grown in the "Upper and Middle South" portions of the United States. There are a just a very few heat tolerant varieties of Rhododendron that will live in what is considered to be the "Lower South". Here in North Florida in the Jacksonville | St. Augustine Florida area we are in what is considered to be the "Coastal South" Where we have high rain fall, moderate winter temperatures and hot humid summers.

Most people think of Azaleas and Rhododendrons as completely different plants but they both belong to the genus ( family ) ...Rhododendron. So in the botanical name of each azalea selection you see Rhododendron ....then further classifications to name the selection.

Rhododendrons and Azaleas have exactly the same requirements when it comes to soil, sun, water, and fertilizer needs.

What makes an Azalea and Azalea instead of just a Rhododendron boils down to a few basic things.

  • - Azaleas will in general have smaller leaves than a normal Rhododendron
  • -Azaleas will have a trumpet shaped flower while Rhododendrons have a bell shaped flower
  • -Azaleas blossoms have 5 stamens in the center of each bloom while Rhododendrons will have double or more stamens at the center most point of each blossom.

So to sum it all up... A Rhododendron by any other name, (Azalea) is still a Rhododendron. But here in North Florida when you ask about the beautiful Rhododendron bushes we are gonna look at you funny, because to us those are Azaleas, and Rhododendrons don't grow here.

S & J Nursery's Varieties of Azaleas for North Florida Gardens

 

 Southern Indica Azaleas for North Florida Gardens

   Click this photo for more information on George Tabor Azaleas for the North Florida area.  

 Lavender Formosa Azalea    Click this photo for more information on Lavender Formosa Azaleas for the North Florida landscape.

 Red Formosa Azalea     Click this photo for more information on Red Formosa Azaleas in the North Florida landcape.

       Click this photo for more information on Southern Charm Azaleas for the North Florida landcape.

      Click this photo for more information on White Gerbing Azaleas for North Florida landscapes.

 

 

Mid Sized Azaleas for North Florida Gardens

Azalea Duc De Rohan     Click this photo for more information Duc De Rohan Azalea's in North Florida landscapes.

    Click this photo for more information on Duchess of Cypress Azaleas in the North Florida landscapes.

     Click this photo for more information on Fashion Azaleas for North Florida landscapes.

 

 

  

Small and Dwarf Selections of  Azaleas for North Florida Gardens

     Click this photo for more information on Red Ruffle Azaleas for the North Florida landscape.