Technically this is an Azaleadendron, a cross between an azalea and a rhododendron. This exceptional cultivar flowers more heavily than either parents, so it is a worthy plant to buy. Not dependent on age, this plant will be completely covered with flowers when in full bloom and no leaves seen. Spectacular! One might want to plant these as a hedge or large grouping for drama in spring. Or, plant a group under a large towering rhododendron for another kind of show.