Native azaleas aren’t hard to grow by any means, but they are a bit less forgiving than their evergreen counterparts. Although some species grow in wet soil, most like good drainage.
The native azalea area of the Gardens was expanded significantly in 2021 with a generous gift by Earnest Koone III, owner of Lazy K Nursey in Pine Mountain, GA. This gift includes 3-5 examples of each azalea species native to Alabama. Watch and sniff with us as these azaleas bring new beauty and fragrance to the Gardens from early spring through early fall.
Open PDF for a description of each variety.