Golden Lights Azalea
Golden Lights Azaela produces sterile, golden-yellow flowers that bloom abundantly from late spring to early summer. Its dark green foliage turns a beautiful bronze red color in fall. Golden Lights is a compact, hybrid of ‘Northern Lights’ that was developed by the University of Minnesota. Its flowers are smaller than Northern Lights, and it’s foliage is more resistant to mildew. Plant as a specimen or foundation planting to brighten your landscape. Can be used in borders or woodland gardens.
Rhododendron ‘Golden Lights’ grows best in Full to Part Shade. Full Sun will cause the leaves to fade, and will slow blooming. It will grow 4-5′ tall with a spread of 3-4′. Plant in zones 4 to 7. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Rabbit resistant. Cold hardy. Heat tolerant.
Care & Shipping Notes
Plant in rich, humusy, well drained soil. Prefers acidic soil, with medium moisture. Good drainage is important to avoid root rot, however the root ball should not be allowed to dry out. A layer of mulch will help retain moisture. Fertilize with acidic fertilizer after blooming. Golden Lights is susceptible to a variety of diseases and insect pests, including: powdery mildew, blights, root rots, leaf spots, galls, aphids, borers, lacebugs, scale, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, thrips, whiteflies and mites. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI