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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Golden Lights'
Rhododendron 'Golden Lights' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Decidous Azalea
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
stem/bark: brown
main season: May
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Profuse golden orange-yellow flowers, opening from darker buds in May. Compact bushy habit.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich acidic soil. Best in part shade. Will grow in deep shade growth may become lanky. Strong sunlight tends to bleach the flower colour. Very hardy and resistant to mildew.

other notes:
One of the Northern Lights Hybrids raiseded by the University of Minnesota, USA, introduced in 1986.
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