Our home is over 30 years old and as part of it’s original foundation landscaping there are several azalea bushes planted in front of the house. You find them on almost every single house in our subdivision. We have a few that are a sort of coral pink and then there are the white azaleas, which are my favorite. They are covered in snowy white blossoms in the spring. My only complaint is that based on where they are planted we have to keep them trimmed into nice neat roundish shapes. I hate that. I much prefer to see azaleas that are left to get more bush-like with a natural growth habitat.
My husband sometimes tries to prune the white azaleas in a little bit of an uneven manner to keep them from looking so formal, but it’s not very successful. He knows I hate their manicured look, so to appease me, he bought several more azalea bushes and planted them in our backyard where they can grow however they would like.
These white azaleas do make lovely cut flowers. I love the contrast of the pure white blossoms with the deep brown stems and the lime green color of the new growth.