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Azalea indica ’Alaska’

English Name: Alaska Azalea

Latin name: Azalea indica ‘Alaska’

Family: Heath/Heather - Ericaceae

Origin: Under cultivation at the Palm House

 The Alaska azalea is an evergreen shrub, growing up to 90 to 150 cm. tall. The dark-green leaves are thin and glossy. The distinguishing feature of the Alaska cultivar is its large, snow-white flowers, which bloom from late winter to early spring. The Alaska azalea is grown as a garden plant in  regions with mild climates; in climates like Poland's, as a potted plant.

Azalea indica ’Alaska’