Five Most Notable Springtime Flowers and Shrubs

Five Most Notable Springtime Flowers and Shrubs…re-blogged from my sister blog…

Garden Variety

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Azalea – Rhododendron Ericaceae (Zones 2-9)

  • A favorite Spring shrub in southern gardens
  • Apply fertilizer and mulch in Spring after blooms fade
  • Dwarf plants can be 3 ft or less…Asian varieties can grow up to 40 ft
  • Hybrids are available in cold and heat-tolerant varieties
  • Evergreen and deciduous shrubs
  • Thrive in part sun/part shade
  • Need acidic, well drained loamy soil and moderate water
  • Have shallow roots – both the soil and leaves must be watered in the morning

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Camellia – (Camellia Theaceae) (Zones 6B-9B)

  • A second favorite Spring shrub in Southern gardens
  • Hybrids are available in cold and heat-tolerant varieties
  • Apply fertilizer and mulch in Spring after blooms fade
  • Evergreen
  • Thrives in part shade
  • Need acidic, well drained loamy soil and moderate water
  • Have shallow roots – both the soil and leaves must be watered in the morning
  • Prone to pest problems such as tea scales and fungal…

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  1. I made it as far as azalea and was transported back to my childhood. We had some of those in front of our house 😊

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    1. Oh yes, they are beautiful. I have a couple of dwarf plants but they bloom heavily.

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