Golden Lights in CA?

mlevieApril 19, 2009

Hello everyone!

My wife really loves azaleas and saw "Golden Lights" in a catalog and fell in love with it. I'd love to get it for her, but I want to make sure it'll do well here.

Other azaleas I found in Greer Gardens that I thought might be good in the same color family were "Glen's Orange" (evergreen) "Apricot Sunrise" (deciduous).

Does anybody have any experience with any of these in mild climates?



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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

Golden Lights is deciduous and very hardy. I am not sure how it would do in a warm climate. There are other deciduous yellows that are good. I like Klondyke for a yellow. Gibraltar is a good orange.

The Deangelos Chapter of the ARS recommends the following deciduous azaleas:
'Golden Flare'
'Mount Saint Helens'
'Mrs. Betty Oliver'
'Strawberry Ice'

Here is a link that might be useful: Proven Performers in California and Hawaii

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 5:48PM
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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

Sorry, De Anza Chapter. (San Francisco and San Jose)

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 5:50PM
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Thank you! Those seem like excellent suggestions.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 11:29PM
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