Mandarin Lights Azalea
Azalea x 'Mandarin Lights' (Northern Lights Hybrid)
|Description||An extremely hardy selection that provides a massive display of bright, mandarin orange blooms in the spring before the foliage emerges. The small mounding form with lustrous green foliage is excellent for use as an accent plant, or for mass plantings and shrub borders. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Accent|
|Design Ideas||Exceptional 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.|
|Companion Plants||Eastern Snowball (Viburnum opulus); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lilac (Syringa); Alpine Clematis (Clematis alpina); Dogwood (Cornus)|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season 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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7
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