George Taber Azalea Shrub

George Taber Azalea Shrub

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  • Attracts butterflies

  • Showy flowers

  • Low maintenance

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Light Pink Azalea Flowers Bloom All Spring!

This old southern classic George Tabor Azalea Shrub (sometimes spelled Taber) 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, the George Taber Azalea displays a breathtaking vivid magenta color that is sure to 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. 

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.

Are George Taber Azaleas Evergreen?

George Taber Azaleas are a type of evergreen Rhododendron. This means that they do not lose their leaves in the winter, and will instead keep their colors all year round. This means that they make for great privacy shrubs, as they’ll remain full and leafy for every season of the year.

How Far Apart Should George Tabor Azaleas Be Planted?

If you are mass planting, the azalea should be spaced about 4 to 6 feet apart. Be sure to regularly water the first year of planting to establish a strong root system to be able to grow and thrive. These shrubs can grow up to 6 feet wide, so they’ll fill into one another and provide a robust privacy shrub.

How Do You Prune A George Tabor Azalea?

While they don’t necessarily require pruning, you can do so by trimming back any dead branches about 4 or 5 inches from the stem. This will encourage new growth in the areas that were cut away. The best time to prune a George Tabor is in the late spring, after they’ve finished blooming.

How Big Do George Tabor Azaleas Get?

At full size, a George Tabor Azalea will mature to an average height of 6 to 8 feet tall and an average width of 6 to 8 feet wide. Its full size will depend on the climate and other environmental factors. 


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.

The George Taber Azalea 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. 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.

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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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Paige S.
United States

LOVELY plants delivered!

These were the most healthy, lovely, well packaged, symmetrical azalea shrubs I had ever seen this time of year. I will definitely be buying again from this company. Also, prompt no hassle delivery.

United States United States

Great first time purchase

It came quickly, it was packaged perfectly, the plant was in great condition and has thrived since planting Great first time experience


Perfect Plants

Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to leave such an awesome and honest review on our George Taber Azaleas. We hope that they bloom and flourish for as long as they can! Best, Shirley

Anne G.
United States United States

Love Azaleas

The plants arrived perfectly. They bloomed exquisitely, I’m in love with my purchase. The only problem I have is all the blooms were white and not purple like the picture I saw. But I’m overall satisfied


Perfect Plants

Hi there, Thank you so much for the review of our George Tabers! We look forward to your continued support! Best, Shirley

Robert E.


Perfect Plants

Thank you for your George Taber Azalea Shrub order, Robert. It means a lot. Take care!

Brenda W.

The bushes are beautiful and very healthy!


Perfect Plants

Thank you for your kind words, Brenda. Hope you enjoy your George Taber Azalea Shrub for many years to come. Take care!

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