A welcome addition for northern gardeners! This outstanding azalea is cold hardy to -30 degrees F! Branches covered with large orange-yellow buds open to bright yellow bloom trusses in late spring.
Rhododendron 'Golden Lights'
Sun Exposure:Full Shade, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:36 - 72 inches
Spread:36 - 72 inches
Spacing:5 - 6 feet
Flowering Date:Late spring to early summer.
Planting Instructions:Performs best in partial to full shade woodland setting. Plant 2-3" deep and approximately 3-5" apart.
Winter Care:Shallow fibrous root system should be mulched for each winter season.
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.
Pruning:Prune to shape and to remove dead and broken branches. 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.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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