George Taber Azalea Shrub

George Taber Azalea Shrub

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  • Attracts butterflies

  • Showy flowers

  • Low maintenance

Regular price $29.99

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Light Pink Azalea Flowers Bloom All Spring!

This old southern classic George Tabor Azalea Shrub will stand out in your landscape. Not only with its decorative blooms but also with its light perfume aroma that has a way of relaxing the senses and brightening any mood. George Taber is a larger azalea variety. When in full bloom displays a breathtaking vivid magenta color that is sure the catch the eye of any passersby!

The George Taber Azalea produces clusters of showy, profuse pink blooms during the early spring growing season. Its blooms are so plentiful and large that they hide the dark green foliage, making it a favorite landscape shrub in the south during the summer months.

The George Taber features masses of showy single blooms that are single light-orchid and white variegated with white near the ends of the petals. This beautiful evergreen azalea is a premier shrub with deep green leaves.

George Taber is an excellent choice to use as a hedge, screen, or mass plantings for an impressive color display. If you are mass planting, the azalea spacing should be on 4- to 6-foot centers. Be sure to regularly water the first year of planting to establish a strong root system to be able to grow and thrive.

Fun fact: This evergreen southern azalea has a botanical name that originates from the person who discovered it, George L Taber. His last name is commonly misspelled as George Taber and so that became the common name.


The George Taber variety evergreen shrub does best in partial sun to partial shade and moist, rich acidic soils. It can do alright in the full morning sun with afternoon shade but full sun during the afternoon will harm the plant’s integrity.

This azalea tree matures to an average height of 6 feet to 8 feet tall and an average width of 6 feet to 8 feet wide, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It has a rounded, upright shrubby growth habit. Grow this azalea southern indica in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10. Has slight cold hardiness but grows best in the southern United States. It is sun and heat tolerant.

Ship the George Taber  Azalea for sale directly to your doorstep with Perfect Plants!

Check out our Azalea Grow Guide for more information on growing azalea shrubs or our How to Transplant Azaleas blog if you need to move an azalea.

Shipping information

Once your George Taber Azalea Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

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Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

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Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.



The George Tabor Azalea prefers full sun to part shade, preferably in the afternoon. Five or more hours of direct sunlight is needed for optimum blooms. In hotter climates, morning sun exposure is best, with shaded afternoons so as to prevent heat stress. Azaleas prefer well-drained acidic soils with a PH between 5.5 and 6.5. They are quite drought tolerant, however soil should be kept moist (but not soggy) until established. George Tabor Azaleas maintain their form quite well naturally, but selective pruning can help stimulate rejuvenated foliage and tame any leggy growth. Pruning should take place as soon as spring flowers have faded, do not prune beyond early summer or new bud growth could be damaged.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is just above the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your George Tabor Azalea, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Azalea 'George L. Tabor'

Partial Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
6-8 ft

Mature Height
6-8 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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Robert E.

Brenda W.

The bushes are beautiful and very healthy!

Lawrence R.

Timely and as described. Healthy plants.


These flowering azalea plants look gorgeous in my front yard. I will definitely buy the George tabor azalea again . Thank you perfect plants for the perfect plant

Gerado R.

Fast shipping and azalea came with open flowers. Nice plant overall. Bought as a gift.

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