RHODODENDRON 'Lemon Lights'( NORTHERN LIGHTS SERIES)
Plant Common Name
Deciduous Azalea, Lemon Lights Azalea
The hardiest of the deciduous azaleas, the Northern Lights Series is a group of hybrids developed by the University of Minnesota. The slightly fragrant, lemon-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers of 'Lemon Lights' appear in dense trusses from mid- to late spring. The petals are somewhat ruffled and curled at their margins. This compact rounded shrub has oval olive-green leaves that turn maroon in fall.
Plant this azalea in full to partial sun in acidic humus-rich soil. Excellent drainage is required. An airy organic mulch will keep the roots moist and cool. Northern Lights azaleas are wonderful specimens for cold-climate gardens, best shown off against dark evergreens such as hemlocks. They are also lovely mixed together for a breathtaking spring display of contrasting flower colors.
AHS Heat Zone
7 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Spring, Late Spring
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
Sharp or Has Thorns