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Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights' (Azalea 'Orchid Lights')

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Maintenance level
2 hours care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights'

Other names: Azalea 'Orchid Lights'

Genus: Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar: 'Orchid Lights' _ 'Orchid Lights' is an upright, bushy shrub with mid-green deciduous leaves and purple-pink, fragrant flowers in spring.

Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights' is: Deciduous

Flower: Purplish-pink in Spring

Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Rounded

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Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Lacebugs , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Honey fungus , Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Root rot , Rust , Silver leaf

General care

Propagation methods: Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights' (Azalea 'Orchid Lights') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Prefers shade from early morning sun. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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