Mature Size: 5′ High, 4′ Wide – Upright form
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Late Spring – May
Red buds on Gibraltar open to deep orange bloom with just a tinge of gold. This variety is resistant to powdery mildew.
Gibraltar is a deciduous type of azalea (one that will loose its leaves in the winter). These azaleas are often refered to as Exbury Azaleas or Coast Azaleas. These deciduous types of azaleas love growing in the Pacific Northwest.
Deciduous azaleas are a great landscape choice. More upright and loose in their growth habit than their evergreen counterparts, they also come in glowing colors, can handle full sun, are super cold hardy and have a beautiful fall foliage display.
People that see these in neighborhood yards often ask for them as yellow or orange rhododendrons. Their late spring blooms are available in some stunning color choices that aren’t found on evergreen azaleas and rhodys, like the glowing yellows and oranges. Some of the varieties also have sweetly fragrant flowers. Leaves come onto the plants with or just after the flowers. In the fall they display excellent autumn colors before dropping off.
Exbury Azalea plants prefer moist, well-drained, acidic soil. When you’re planting them in the prevalant heavy clay of our area, be sure to amend with a compost.