Delaware Valley White Azalea

You’ll find a number of red, yellow, and white flowers on campus, keeping with our school colors, and this azalea is no exception. The Rhododendron family, of which azaleas are a part, prefer partial shade and while the show is spectacular when they flower in April and May, they maintain their evergreen leaves year-round, adding winter interest to the landscape. They cannot tolerate full, hot sun, nor can they tolerate being by trees in the walnut family, as they are sensitive to toxic juglones produced by the roots of those trees, which are created to stunt the growth of other plants around trees in the walnut family and thus discourage competition.