Bred specifically to survive the rough winters of the north, this variety lights up the landscape for three seasons! With its bright golden yellow blooms and spectacular fall foliage, this variety is a true contender! Blooms late spring to early summer. Grows 3-6' tall. Zones 4-8. 4" pot. Rhododendron 'Golden Lights'.
Botanical Name: Rhododendron 'Golden Lights'
Common Name: Rhododendron
Form: Deciduous shrub
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 3 - 6'
Spread: 3 - 6'
Spacing: 5 - 6'
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Flowering Date: Late spring to early summer.
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Hardy azalea bred for Northern areas, developed for bud hardiness in Minnesota to survive rough winters and has successfully proven to be very hardy. Branches are covered with reddish-orange-yellow buds that open to bright golden-yellow-orange bloom trusses each spring, with a light fragrance. Somewhat rounded growth habit. Very cold-hardy and heat and mildew resistant. In fall, the foliage turns to spectacular shades of bronze and red that light up the landscape.
Flower Color: Golden Yellow-Orange
Flower Form: Open, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 1 1/2" across, appear in trusses of up to 12.
Foliage Type: Ovate, dark green foliage in the summer, followed by a variable bronze-red fall color. Deciduous in winter.
Resistance: Good mildew, pest and disease resistance.
Pruning: Prune to shape and to remove dead and broken branches.
Pruning Time: After flowering, before new flower buds form in midsummer.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, humus enriched, acidic soil 4.0 to 5.5 pH..
Additional Information: Developed and released from the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 1986. Be careful when digging and hoeing around the base of azaleas because of the shallow root system.
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