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.
Light: Full to partial shade
Bloom Time: Late Spring to early summer
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Golden Lights Hardy Azalea Product Details
Rhododendron 'Golden Lights'
Deciduous, upright form
3 - 5'
3 - 5'
4 - 8
Dark green foliage in the summer followed by a variable red fall color. Deciduous in winter.
1 1/2" flowers appear in trusses of up to 12.
Late spring to early summer.
Avoid windy areas and south facing walls where reflective heat and light could be too intense and damaging.
Well-drained, humus-enriched, acidic soil 4.0 to 5.5 pH..
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 large orange-yellow buds that open to bright yellow bloom trusses each spring with a light fragrance. Somewhat rounded growth habit.
To shape and remove dead wood.
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.
Golden Lights Hardy Azalea Customer Reviews
ReviewReview by jude everett-stevens - Raleigh, NC Posted on 2012-04-23 10:23:09
This plants seems to grow very fast. I bought it last year and it has doubled in size and I'm still waiting for the blooms to be able to judge it's beauty...still early spring, but it does seem to be happy where it is placed, which has been in full sun.
The Golden Lights Hardy Azalea is one tough plant. The azalea plant is tailor-made for northern weather conditions as it can survive in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit! Beautiful as it is strong, the azalea plant is laced with large orange-yellow buds that burst open revealing radiant yellow bloom trusses perfect for adorning any rock wall or border with a spectacular touch of color.
The Golden Lights Hardy Azalea's yellow flower measures an impressive 1.5-Inches, appearing in trusses up to 12 in number. The yellow azalea is accompanied with dark green foliage in the summer in contrast to the foliage's rich red color in the fall. Flowering between the late spring and early summer, the Golden Lights Hardy Azalea strives in well-drained, humus enriched, acidic soil, ranging from 4.0 to 5.5 pH, and only requiring partial to full shade to achieve a healthy, moderate growth rate. Reflective heat and light can be damaging to the azalea plant so avoid south facing walls. Planting the azalea plant in areas where the wind is minimal is also important to ensure vigorous growth. Keeping the azalea plant strong and beautiful is a simple endeavor only requiring pruning to remove dead wood and to maintain its shape. The Golden Lights Hardy Azalea's root system is very shallow so observe caution when digging around the plant.
The Golden Lights Hardy Azalea, boasting its yellow azaleas, rich foliage, and disease resistance capabilities, balances beauty with durability.