More Online Information
The following links are for general information and research. While publications have been selected with the demands of warm climate azalea cultivation in mind, note that some species or cultivars referred to in the following links may be unavailable in, or unsuitable for, Queensland
Note that some types of azalea grown in colder climates are unsuitable for subtropical Qld. There will be an attempt to concentrate on the more suitable evergreen types in the links below, but you still may find a range of varieties discussed in international links.
A website from The Netherlands (in English)
University of California Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture (PDF)
Some background information about azaleas. Gardening Column, Virginia Cooperative Extension
includes information on growing from seeds, cuttings and grafting. Netherlands
Species, Groups, Cultivars
(Includes some information on the origin of these cultivars) University of Arkansas
Robin Hill Azaleas
in "The Rosebay" Volume 7 Number 2 Fall, 1978 American Rhododendron Society Massachusetts Chapter
Azalea Lace Bug Stephantis pyrioides
Center for Integrated Pest Management, North Carolina State University
) Center for Integrated Pest Management, North Carolina State University
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This cultivar is very common around Brisbane. It is better known in the USA as 'George Lindley Taber' or 'George L. Taber'. Development of purple flowers (presumably reverting to'Omurasaki', from which is derived) is common on this variety.
Another common cultivar grown in Brisbane, with purple flowers.