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Northern Lights Azalea
Rhododendron x 'Northern Hi-Lights'
Fragrant multicolored white and yellow flowers
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Acidic, organically rich, moisture retentative but well drained
Wood chips, bark or pine needles
Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
University of Minnesota hybrid
Western state native:
Predominant flower color:
Multicolored yellow and white
Fall Color Description:
Leaves turn red and burgundy
Winter Interest Description:
Cool temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere
Used by Wildlife:
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
Long Term Care:
Aphids, borers, lacebugs, caterpillars, leafhoppers, mealybugs, nematodes,scale, thrips and whitefly
Blights, canker, crown rot, leaf gall, root rot, leaf spot, rust and powdery mildew
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.
While subject to many insects and diseases a healthy plant grown in the right environment with proper care should have limited problems
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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