A welcome addition for Northern gardeners! This outstanding azalea is cold hardy to -30 degrees F!
Golden Lights successfully survives the coldest days Jack Frost whips up. Branches covered with large orange-yellow buds open to bright yellow bloom trusses in late spring.
Light: Partial shade
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Zones: 4 to 8
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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.