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Azalea ‘Western Lights’

‘Western Lights’ was developed from the Northern Lights™ ‘Orchid Lights’ azalea, producing larger flowers and more vigorous foliage.   ‘Western Lights’ trumpet shaped lavender-pink blossoms offer a showy display for shaded areas.  Its lush green foliage turns 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.  ‘Western Lights’ would be excellent as a specimen plant, hedge, foundation planting, or shrub border.  It would also make for a beautiful privacy screen.

  • Cold Hardy
  • Great for shaded areas
  • Compact deciduous shrub

Plant Details +

Botanical Rhododendron ‘Western Lights’
Common Name ‘Western Lights’ Deciduous Azalea
Height 4-6’
Spacing 4-6’
Hardiness 4-9
Exposure Full Sun-Part Shade
Foliage Dark Green
Flower Lavender-Pink
Bloomtime Late Spring to Early Summer

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.