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Azalea - G.G. Gerbing / Size 1
G.G. Gerbing Azalea / Rhododendron


 
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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail spring 2021
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 14" - 18" tall / Gallon size rootball

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Our Price: $6.99

Product Code: AZLGGG1

  
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Azalea ( Rhododendron ) 'GG Gerbing' - Southern Indica Family


Overall Description



G.G. Gerbing is a larger, more full sized Azalea variety with nice. large, pure white blooms that average about 3" in diameter. Blooms are very numerous in spring, with an occasional re-bloom period in early to mid fall. G.G. Gerbing is an evergreen Azalea variety that generally is one of the few Azalea cultivars that are capable of thriving in planting areas with higher light exposure. Foliage is a slightly lighter medium green color, with leaves being quite large and slightly elongated. This Azalea variety makes a very good foundation planting with medium size, and also does very well when mass planted, or used as a hedge. Has a slightly more upright growth habit than most of the other Azalea varieties we grow / offer.

Like all Azaleas, G.G, Gerbing prefers semi shade, and will even do well in planting locations with mostly shade......but is rare in that is one of the few varieties that will also handle higher amounts of sun exposure. Shallow, non aggressive root system makes them a great foundation planting choice, and can even be planted closely together for use as a colorful hedge. This fairly shallow root system however, also requires that Azaleas be given regular waterings - be sure that your Azaleas receive water equivalent to about 1" of rainfall each & every week throughout the growing season.




Plant Facts & Specifications



--Mature Height : 6 - 8 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
7b - 10.....some 7a zone locations if planted in sheltered locations away from cold wintry winds Sun Exposure: Partial to mostly shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to cool moist & fertile. Mulching strongly recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen broadleaf - slightly lighter shade of green than the majority of our Azalea varieties, and leaves are large with a slightly elongated shape.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - heavy bloomer with large 3" diameter pure white blooms in spring. Has been known to produce smaller, shorter re-bloom periods in early to mid fall.

--Diseases / Insects :
Some of the more commonly seen pests to try & bother azaleas would be Bark Scale, Azalea lace Bugs, Leafminers, and occasionally Whiteflies. Diseases are generally not a problem, but the following have been noted in many of the Southern / warmer zones where extensive humidity & moisture can cause some of the following: Azalea gall, powdery mildew, rust, and twig blights.

--Recommended Spacing :
Approx 3 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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