This white flowering evergreen azalea was named because it looks so much like a Gardenia, but unfortunately there is no fragrance. However, it is still an exceptional plant. The 'Sport' form is smaller with more flowers, so it is extra special !
This Linwood hybrid with 2 ½” pure white double hose-in-hose flowers stands out against its dark-green foliage. The plant grows low and compact, so is useful to put in the front of the bed, or in a container on the deck. The bloom happens in late April or early May, so will often compliment other flowering shrubs like rhododendrons. Hardy to zone 6.