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Klondyke Azalea

Azalea x 'Klondyke' (Exbury hybrid)

Pronunciation: uh-ZAY-lee-uh
SKU #00830
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description An extremely hardy selection that provides a massive display of vibrant golden yellow single blooms with lush, bronze-tinged green foliage. The mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders, or for use as a bold landscape accent at the edge of a reflecting pool. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Mid-Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Fiery early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.
Flower Color Orange
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Fern (Polystichum); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
CARE
Care Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Prune to shape and apply an acid fertilizer after flowering.
HISTORY
Lore Though these plants are typically listed as a genus azalea, there is no official genus by that name. They are all technically species and hybrids of genus Rhododendron.

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