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Arneson Gem Azalea

Brighten up that Shade Garden


We ship this item in Fall

  • SKU: 75309
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
  • Ships As: 4" POT
  • Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
75309-Arneson Gem Azalea
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Arneson Gem Azalea

This stunning azalea only grows to about 2-3'. It's compact enough to feature in a container, so you can bring fire to wherever your landscape needs a little more flavor. Azaleas like some shade, so you can really brighten a woodland garden with Arneson Gem. It's strong and floriferous, performing beautifully even in zone 4, which is too cold for most azaleas. It's also resistant to Verticillium wilt—really, it's an all around fantastic azalea. It's no surprise the renowned azalea hybridizers who bred this gem, Ivan and Robertha Arneson, chose to give it their own surname!
Product Details
  • Botanical NameRhododendron 'Arneson Gem'
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Height24 - 36 inches
  • Spacing36 - 48 inches
  • Spread36 - 48 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionorange
  • Foliage TypeDark green foliage in summer followed by variable red fall color. Deciduous in winter.
  • Bloom TimeMid to late spring
  • Flower Form1 1 /2" flowers appear in trusses of up to 12.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, humus enriched soil 4.0 to 5.5 pH.
  • Growth RateModerate
  • PruningPrune to shape and remove dead wood as necessary. After flowering and before new flower buds form in mid summer.
  • Winter CareShallow fibrous root system should be mulched for each winter season.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones4-8
  • Planting InstructionsPlant at the same soil level as it is in its pot. Avoid windy areas and south facing walls where reflective heat and light could be too intense and damaging.

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule


  Bulbs, Potted Plants and &  

1A-6B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
7A-10B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
  Last Order Date   Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19

*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.

Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate and tracking information.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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