Azalea & Rhododendron Blossoms Gallery

'Mount Seven Star' Azalea

   

Nakahara's Azalea

Most years Nakahara's 'Mount Seven Star' Azalea blooms
primarily in July, but perhaps due to a colder than
average winter for our area, in 2004 it was in full bloom
through much of August & deep into September.


Nakahara's Azalea

The presence of 'Mount Seven Star' truly helps extend
the bloom season for azaleas & rhododendrons,
the vast majority of which bloom in spring.


Nakahara's Azalea

Here it is mid-September & the shrub is still covered with blossoms,
as about a third of the buds were slow to open in August.


Nakahara's Azalea

This photograph was snapped October 1st. The shrub sort of divide
into three main limbs with lots of littler limbs. Two of the
main sections had finished blooming for some while, but one branch
continued opening buds right to the end of September, & some
of these last blooms were not yet fading at the start of October.
This just amazed me, as in former years it bloomed mainly in
July & a little into August,
when it was already the last azalea to flower.

For a great deal more about this shrub, see the primary
Rhododendron nakaharae 'Mount Seven Star' Page

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