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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Shawna Larson

Taxon ID#

79

Fragrant multicolored white and yellow flowers

Scientific  Name:

Rhododendron x 'Northern Hi-Lights'

Common Name 1

› Northern Lights Azalea

Family:

Ericaceae

Origins:

University of Minnesota hybrid

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Shade

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Acidic, organically rich, moisture retentative but well drained

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

Wood chips, bark or pine needles

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Yellow

Flower Description:

Multicolored yellow and white

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Leaves turn red and burgundy

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

4-5'

Mature spread:

4-5'

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Cool temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

May

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Includes both deciduous and broad-leaved evergreen shrubs which require no pruning other than the prompt removal of dead flower heads immediately after they wither. It is of vital importance to do this. Allowing the flower heads to go to seed greatly weak

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Aphids, borers, lacebugs, caterpillars, leafhoppers, mealybugs, nematodes,scale, thrips and whitefly

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Blights, canker, crown rot, leaf gall, root rot, leaf spot, rust and powdery mildew

Environmental Problems:

Leaves may scorch in hot afternoon sun. Sensitive to toxins produced by roots of walnuts, butternuts, pecans and hickories. Poor drainage results in root rot.

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

While subject to many insects and diseases a healthy plant grown in the right environment with proper care should have limited problems

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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