Azalea 'Marie Hoffman'
Azalea 'Marie Hoffman'

Azalea 'Marie Hoffman'

Shipment begins in Spring 2021

SKU: S66627
1 for $33.00
Quick Facts
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Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: May
Mature Height: 4-8' Spacing: 4-5'
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Fragrance: Yes
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Large, tender pink blossoms with a trumpet shape and a heady sweet spice perfume create a heavenly sight and scent in the spring garden. This loosely branched deciduous shrub, a selection of the species Rhododendron prinophyllum (also known as the early or roseshell Azalea), is native to North America. The 1½–2” blossoms appear in trusses, each resembling a gorgeous bouquet. The blue-green foliage changes to golden red for autumn, adding late-season interest. Plants prefer partial shade and moist but well-drained acidic soil. Show them off in shrub borders, woodland plantings, along stream banks, and as specimen or foundation plantings. Bumblebees will be drawn to ‘Marie Hoffman,’ and this glorious shrub also provides habitat for butterflies and hummingbirds.

Rhododendron is a genus of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, which includes Azaleas. These lovely shrubs look terrific in a mixed border or in foundation plantings. All thrive in full sun or partial shade (required in the South) and evenly moist, acid soil.

For more information on growing and care, click on Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Growing guide

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Latin Name Pronunciation: roe-doe-den'-dron   

Rhododendrons and Azaleas grow in full sun or partial shade in the North, but prefer partial shade or shade in the South and in warm inland areas of the West. They require moisture-retentive but well-drained soil that is on the acidic side. Turn a healthy layer of organic matter into the soil before planting. Gardeners in the Deep South and West who have heavy clay soil should plant Rhododendrons so that the top of the root ball stands several inches above the surrounding soil, then push prepared soil around and just over the root ball to form a mound. Mulch after planting to keep roots cool and moist.

Removing spent flowers (tedious but rewarding work on large specimens) makes for a better show the following spring; take care when removing flowers not to damage new buds at the base of the old flower stems. Prune as needed after bloom, cutting just above a set of leaves.

Deciduous and evergreen Rhododendrons are ideal for shrub borders, mixed perennial and shrub borders, and foundation plantings.

Not recommended for desert areas.

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