Golden Lights Hardy Azalea

  • Botanical Name:Rhododendron ‘Golden Lights’
  • Height:3 – 5 feet.
  • Spacing:3 – 5 feet.
  • Depth:Plant at the same depth as nursery planted.
  • Spread:3 – 4 feet.
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Color:Golden Yellow-Orange
  • Size:Potted
  • Blooms:Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Zone:3-7
  • Form:Deciduous, upright form.
  • Flower Form:Open, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 1 1/2″ across, appear in trusses of up to 12.
  • Soil Requirements:Well-drained, humus enriched, acidic soil. 4.0 to 5.5 pH.
  • Growth Rate:Medium
  • Pruning:Prune to shape and to remove dead and broken branches. After flowering, before new flower buds form in midsummer.
  • Foliage:Ovate, dark green foliage in the summer, followed by a variable bronze-red fall color. Deciduous in winter.
  • Comments: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.

Looking for a cold-hardy shrub that can weather even the harshest temperatures? Look no further than this exceptional variety!

Capable of withstanding frigid temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit, this shrub boasts sturdy and upright branches that are adorned with large, striking orange-yellow buds. These buds eventually unfurl to reveal bright yellow bloom trusses that measure up to 1 1/2 inches in size during late spring.

In addition to its show-stopping flowers, this shrub also features attractive dark green foliage that transforms into various shades of red during the autumn months, providing a stunning display of color in your garden.

This remarkable shrub thrives in full sun to partial shade and can reach a height of 3 to 5 feet. Its robust nature allows it to resist mildew, pests, and disease, making it a low-maintenance option for any gardener.

If you’re looking to add some hardiness and vibrancy to your garden, this variety is an excellent choice, suited for growing in Zones 4-8.