Rhododendron 'White Lights'

White Lights Rhododendron

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This plant is called a White Lights azalea because of its white flowers and because this plant was one of a group that were developed to survive very cold winters and were called the 'Northern Lights' azaleas.

White Lights azalea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub that grows slowly, reaching a final height and width of about 5 feet. White Lights is completely smothered in pinkish-white fragrant blossoms in mid-spring. 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.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Pink, White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8