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

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
1.3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights'

Other names

Azalea 'Orchid Lights'

Genus

Rhododendron 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

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Flower

Purplish-pink in Spring

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Lacebugs , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Lacebugs , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil

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

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights'

Other names

Azalea 'Orchid Lights'

Genus

Rhododendron 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Spring

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

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


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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