Size and form
Rhododendron Northern Lights ™ Series is a cross between Mollis hybrid azalea (R. kosteranum) and Roseshell rhododendron (R. prinophyllum).
Many are upright to rounded in habit reaching 3 to 4 feet high.Tree & Plant Care Azaleas have great, shallow root systems, so well-drained soil is a must, ideally rich in organic matter.Plants choose acid soil(5.0-6.0 pH), if too alkaline leaves will establish chlorosis.Can be grown completely sun in a protected website but does finest in part shade.Susceptible to black walnut toxicity, do not grow under walnut trees.Light pruning to eliminate dead wood and promote bushier growth.Disease, pests, and issues Leaf spots, lacewings, leaf gall, root decays in wet soil Native geographic location and
environment Of hybrid origin.Attracts birds, pollinators
, or wildlife Butterflies and bees Bark color and texture Slender, straw-brown Leaf or needle arrangement,
size, shape, and texture
Alternate, deciduous, elliptical to lanceolate, 1 to 3 inches long, thin textured.Medium green turning a bronzy purple
fall color.Flower arrangement, shape, and size Flowers clusters(trusses)approximately 12 appear before the leaves. Each aromatic flower is tubular, 5-petaled fused near center. Available in many colors.Fruit, cone
, nut, and seed descriptions Sterile, no seed capsule produced.Cultivars and their differences Sweet Lights Azalea (Rhododendron
‘Candy Lights’): lavender-purple, 3 to 4 feet high and wide.Golden Lights Azalea(Rhododendron’ Golden Lights’): golden yellow flowers 2 inches throughout, 4 feet high and
broad(1986 introduction ). Mandarin Lights Azalea
(Rhododendron’Mandarin Lights’): mandarin orange, 4 to 5 feet high and wide.Northern Hi-lights Azalea(Rhododendron’Northern Hi-lights’): velvety white flowers with brilliant yellow upper petal, 4 to 5 feet high and broad(
1994 intro). Orchid Lights Azalea(Rhododendron’Orchid Lights’): orchid-colored flowers, 3 to 4 feet high and broad (1986 intro).
Pink Lights Azalea (Rhododendron ‘Pink Lights’): light pink color, extremely fragrant, 8 feet high
and wide( 1984 introduction ). Rosy Lights Azalea (Rhododendron’Rosy Lights ‘): deep increased color, extremely aromatic, 8 feet high and large (1984 introduction).
Spicy Lights Azalea (Rhododendron ‘Spicy Lights’): salmon color, a little fragrant, 6 feet high and 8 feet wide.White Lights Azalea (Rhododendron ‘White Lights’): pink buds open up to white flowers with yellow spot, very aromatic, 5 feet high and large. Source