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Rhododendron 'My Mary'

My Mary' Rhododendron, 'My Mary' Azalea, Deciduous Azalea, Early Midseason Azalea


Valued for its fragrant and luminous spring flowers, Rhododendron 'My Mary' is a compact, medium sized deciduous Azalea hybrid that adds charm and beauty to the garden. In mid to late spring, abundant conical clusters of 25 funnel-shaped light yellow flowers with contrasting red-orange tubes and long elegant stamens, appear at the branch tips. Rich of a strong pleasing fragrance, they smother this early midseason Azalea in a brilliant floral display, brightening any shady areas of the landscape. The foliage of elliptic green leaves is thickly textured and insect-proof. Introduced by George Beasley of Georgia, and named after his wife, Rhododendron 'My Mary' results from a cross between Nacoochee and Rhododendron austrinum. A very reliable performer, this Azalea is winter hardy and makes a lovely accent shrub that is pleasing to the eye. 

  • Grows with a loosely upright habit, up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 cm). 
  • Winner of the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society for the Mid-Atlantic, North East, South Central, South West and South East regions.
  • A sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Tolerates a fair amount of sun in cool northern summers. Plant shallowly in a location protected from strong winter winds. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Perfect for shrub borders or mixed borders, as a flowering hedge or privacy screen, foundation plantings and shade gardens. Perfect for small gardens and containers too!
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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