Botanical Name: Rhododendron 'Golden Lights'.
Height: 3 - 5'.
Spacing: 3 - 5'.
Depth: Plant at the same depth as nursery planted.
Spread: 3 - 4'.
Sun/Shade: Full shade to partial shade.
Foliage: Dark green foliage in the Summer followed by a variable red Fall color. Plant looses it's foliage in Winter.
Blooms: Late Spring to early Summer for 2 to 3 weeks.
Form: Deciduous, upright form.
Flower Form: 1 1/2 inch flowers appear in trusses of up to 12. Moderately fragrant.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, humus enriched, acidic soil. 4.0 to 5.5 pH.
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
Pruning: To shape and remove dead wood after flowering and before new flower buds form in mid-Summer.
Comments: 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.
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