The delightful flowers of Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs
The delightful flowers of Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs

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Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs

Rhododendron 'Tri-Lights'

Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs were bred by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to be very hardy and to have flower buds that can withstand temperatures of -30 to -45 degrees F.

Growzone: 4-7


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Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs flower in April and May and produce light pink flowers with white overtones and yellow blotch. Their long and narrow leaves are bronze during summer and purple-red with tones of orange and yellow in autumn. They give off a rich and spicy aroma every time you walk by them. They are extremely beneficial for Northern gardeners due to their cold hardiness. These plants can thrive in temperatures as cold as -30 to -45 degrees.

Growing Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 3 to 4 feet
Mature Width: 3 to 4 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Summer flowering
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit: Upright, great for naturalizing
Foliage: Bronze-Green turning purple red in the Fall
Flower Color: Pink with a yellow eye. Spicy fragrance
Pruning Season: Prune in late summer after flowering but rarely needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained slightly acidic soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tolerates moist soil and partial shade or full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites
This Plants Growzone: 4-7 Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs

After purchasing a Azalea Tri-Lights Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

How Much Sunlight Should My Tri-Lights Azalea Shrub Get?

How Much Sunlight Should My Tri-Lights Azalea Shrub Get?

This shrub thrives best in full sun to partial shade. While they can handle full sun and will be OK in partial shade, making sure they get about 4 to 6 hours of sun will help encourage their blossoms to bloom beautiful and bright. East-facing landscapes will often provide the softest balance of light, depending on where you live.

What Kind of Soil Should I Give My Azalea Shrub?

What Kind of Soil Should I Give My Azalea Shrub?

This shrub requires evenly moist and well-draining soil for optimum growth. It can be fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to yellowing of the leaves or "chlorosis" in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant will die if left in standing water for too long, so make sure you're not overwatering and your plant is in well-draining soil.

How do I Mulch Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs?

How do I Mulch Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Azalea Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality. They will also provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps keep weeds away that compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.

How Much Water Does My Tri-Lights Azalea Need?

How Much Water Does My Tri-Lights Azalea Need?

After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Azalea Tri-Lights Shrubs a deep watering. Do not rush this process. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, when watering a one-gallon pot, do not stop until you count to 5. For a three-gallon container, you would count to 15 before stopping watering. For the first week, check the plant daily and then every other day. Be sure to water using the counting method for the first few weeks.

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