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Linda Guy Pink Native Azalea - Aromi Hybrid Rhododendron - 3 Gallon Pot
With gorgeous flowers that light up and fill the garden with a wonderful spicy aroma, the Linda Guy Native Azalea is an Aromi hybrid that produces abundant clusters of red buds that open to exquisite, large and spicy-sweet scented flowers with bright, true pink petals decorated with a golden-yellow blotch. Get all the details below!

Linda Guy Pink Native Azalea - Aromi Hybrid Rhododendron - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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Linda Guy Native Azalea
Rhododendron aromi hybrid  'Linda Guy'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Rhododendron variety is not reliably winter hardy, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

With gorgeous flowers that light up and fill the garden with a wonderful spicy aroma, the Linda Guy Native Azalea is an Aromi hybrid that produces abundant clusters of red buds that open to exquisite, large and spicy-sweet scented flowers with bright, true pink petals decorated with a golden-yellow blotch. Heat and humidity tolerance, vigor, fragrance, and unique color all come together for an absolutely stunning color display and delicious aroma in the spring garden!

Linda Guy is one of many Aromi Hybrid deciduous rhododendron selections developed by Dr. Aromi. In hopes that they might be enjoyed throughout a much broader range of the US, and especially for the hot and humid climate of the South, Dr. Aromi used native species as well as hybrids in breeding to develop this heat tolerant series with the same if not improved colors, vigor, and fragrance of our native deciduous azalea species. Though the Aromi's are cross hybrids and technically not "full-blooded" North American natives, to keep things simple we list them in our Native Azalea category.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, Linda Guy Azalea is ideal for use as a specimen or in groupings in woodland borders or other areas of the landscape that provide moist but well-drained soils rich in organic matter. A fine selection for fragrance gardens, Azalea gardens, woodland gardens, pink theme gardens, and cottage gardens. 

Spacing:  We do not suggest planting this beauty as a hedge however, if used in a solid row space at 4 to 5 feet apart; 8-10 feet or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Linda Guy Azalea is very easy to grow in moist but well-drained soil of average to high fertility. Linda Guy performs well in full sun in the northern USDA Zones where it grows but will appreciate some shade or filtered sun in the afternoon in the deep South. Some suggest full sun tolerance throughout the zones where it is listed hardy, however, we always like to play it safe so as mentioned a break from direct afternoon sun in hotter climates. Once established plants are quite drought tolerant, requiring supplemental water only during prolonged periods of dry summer weather. Native azaleas are very low-maintenance, requiring little if any pruning. That said, occasionally we might prune a stray branch that is spoiling the natural form of the plant.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for native azaleas.






Plant Details 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Small Tree
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  4-6'
Spacing: 4' for solid hedges; 8-10'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  True Pink with Yellow blotch
Flower Size:  Large, 3-4" 
Flowering Period:  Early to Mid-Spring
Flower Type:  Single, Trumpet-shape
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes!
Foliage Color:  Medium Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Part to Mostly Shade, Dappled Shade, Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Full Sun (See Cultural Preferences above)
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity, Insect, Shade



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