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Azalea ‘Mandarin Lights’

This azalea is part of the Rhododendron Northern Lights™ Series which was developed to be hardy and withstand cold temperatures preventing significant damage to the flower buds.  ‘Mandarin Lights’ produces a bold display of mandarin orange blossoms against a backdrop of shiny green foliage.  Its narrow green leaves turn maroon in the fall, offering a bit of seasonal interest for the landscape.  This compact deciduous shrub is fragrant and attracts a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds.  ‘Mandarin Lights’ would be excellent as a specimen plant, hedge, foundation planting, or shrub border.  It would also make for a beautiful privacy screen.

  • Excellent for cooler climates

  • Compact deciduous shrub

  • Great for privacy screen


Plant Details +

Botanical Rhododendron ‘Mandarin Lights’
Common Name ‘Mandarin Lights’ Azalea
Height 4-6’
Spacing 48-72”
Hardiness 3-7
Exposure Partial to Full Sun
Foliage Green
Flower Mandarin Orange
Bloomtime Late Spring to Early Summer

General Information +

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Choose a location with moist, acidic, well-drained soil in part shade. This location should also have protection from strong winds. This azalea will grow in full sun, but it prefers filtered sunlight or morning sun. Be sure to provide sufficient moisture while the plant becomes established. This azalea is slow to grow to be patient as it gets established. After blooming, fertilize with an acidic fertilizer. Promote new growth by removing spent flowers. May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2” below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.