Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights'

Orchid Lights Rhododendron

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Description

This plant is called an Orchid Lights azalea because the pink flowers are an orchid pink. This plant was one of a group that were developed to survive very cold winters and were called the 'Northern Lights' azaleas, so this one is the Orchid Lights.

Orchid Lights azalea is a small multi-stemmed shrub that grows slowly, reaching a final height of about 3 feet and a width of about 4 feet. Like most azaleas, it prefers a partly shaded site with protection from afternoon sun, such as on a northerly or eastern frontage. It requires a rich acidic well-drained, but consistently moist soil and will demonstrate chlorosis (leaf yellowing) in alkaline soils. Prune immediately after flowering and mulch the root zone in the fall for winter protection.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Round
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Pink, Lavender
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
4 - 9