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Courtesy of Greenleaf Nursery

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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Red
  • Orange
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Green
  • Dark Green
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Year-Round
  • Spring Flowering
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Very easy to grow, adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your tree the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Rhododendron azalea girard x 'Hot Shot'

Buy Hot Shot Girard Azalea online. An extremely hardy evergreen azalea, with large colored fiery orange-red to scarlet blooms and beautiful foliage in the fall. Their medium size growth is enough to make them adaptable to the south as well as in the colder climates.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Ericaceae · Common Name: Rhododendron / Azalea

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 6290

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 4841

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 5984

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3750

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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