Kelsey's Glow Azalea
Native Vigor, Great Flower Power, and a Long Life!
Kelsey's Glow is a big shrub, reaching 10 to 12 feet high and nearly as wide if permitted, but it can also be pruned (right after flowering, in late spring or early summer) to just the size you want. Well-branched, dense, and nicely shaped, it's a charmer in any setting. And when the flowers pop open around April or May, you'll be in heaven!
Like many Azaleas, these blooms arise in clusters, but unlike most others, they are yellow, with a generous flame of deep red at the center. Their scent is sweet and true, filling the spring garden with the promise of another glorious year of color. You will fall in love with this Azalea -- it's just one of those "keepers" that winds up becoming a beloved member of the garden.
Kelsey's Glow was introduced in the 1990s, so it has stood the test of time beautifully, in many climates and conditions. Its breeding is Rhododendron austrinum hybrids, so expect good native adaptation to whatever rough weather arrives in your garden! LIke all Rhodies, Kelsey's Glow is shallow-rooted, so don't plant a groundcover right underneath it, and if you're cultivating near the shrub, be careful not to get so close that you disturb or slice through its roots. Mulch it in well, keep the soil moist but well-draining, and enjoy the terrific heat and humidity tolerance of this native beauty! Zones 7-10.
|Zone||7 - 10|
|PlantHeight||10 ft - 12 ft|
|PlantWidth||8 ft - 10 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Dark Red, Multi-Color, Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Border, Hedge, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|