Azalea plants and bushes are a garden and landscape staple. The Christina azalea is a stunning variety that features several shades of lightly scented pink or red blooms. This ornamental plant produces flowers of a trumpet shape during early spring and bright green foliage all season long. Christina azaleas, generally low-maintenance shrubs, may grow to heights up to 6 feet tall.
Girard's Christina Marie
Well-known for its pink blooms during mid to late May, the Girard's Christina Marie (Christine Ana) azalea, also known as a rhododendron, will produce large, double flowers during the spring. This ornamental plant grows effectively in shaded areas. It will work well when planted for use as a hedge with its height of approximately 3 feet and width between 3 and 4 feet.
This species, often referred to as Christina, blooms later in the season. This compact shrub features green glossy foliage and deep pink flowers. Preferring partial sun to partial shade, it will grow to heights of up to 3 feet. This hardy variety requires regular watering during hot weather months and will survive winter temperatures up to -9.44 degrees C below zero.
Belgian Indian Azalea
Belgian Indian azalea is the result of an assortment of many different Christina azalea species. This small, bushy evergreen features lush, dark, glossy leaves and flowers that bloom from the late winter months into early spring. This Christina variety thrives when placed indoors in containers and will also thrive outside when winter temperatures do not drop below -6.67 degrees Celsius.
A distinctly new azalea, Christine Matton features shiny foliage of a very dark green colour and free-flowing salmon-pink flowers. This azalea features a long flowering period in comparison to other varieties. This freely branching variety grows uniformly upright and outward and can flower for more than three weeks each season.