Northern Lights Azalea

trfk(Z3 MN)March 10, 2006

Does any one have experience with these? What is the coldest anyone has had any success with them?

Wishfull thinking


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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

They were developed for your area in your area. The bud hardiness ratings achieved through testing are:

Golden Lights -30F
Orchid Lights -35F (some say -45F)
Northern Hi-Lights -30F
Pink Lights -35F
Rosy Lights -35F
Spicy Lights -35F
White Lights -35F


Here is a link that might be useful: Azaleas and Rhododendrons for Minnesota

    Bookmark   March 10, 2006 at 8:18PM
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I have to say, I have many azalea in my yard, but this one just didn't make it. It was gorgeous when I planted it, came back one year and then just shriveled up and died. I have a true Orange one (sorry, I don't have the tag and don't remember the name) planted right next to it, and it's doing fine. I have them both mulched with pine straw for acidity, but I just don't know what happened to the northern lights

    Bookmark   April 3, 2006 at 4:46PM
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magda(Z 5b/6aOnt Can)

I have three not protected from winter in any way doing extrememly well.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2006 at 6:10PM
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NHBabs z4b-5a NH

I have grown Golden Lights, Orchid Lights, Northern Hi-Lights and all 3 have thrived with little care other than a light mulch. Our lowest temperatures are about -23. One thing in addition to looking at the flowers that I've enjoyed is that the Golden and Northern Hi-lights both have a nice scent.

I would think you'd do fine with some of the hardier of the Lights series.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2006 at 10:29PM
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