Northern Hi-Lights Azalea

Northern Hi-Lights Azalea

Amazing Aroma!

Have you ever been walked past a plant and suddenly been hit with an incredibly sweet scent, and you just couldn?t figure out what had produced such a fragrance? It very well could have been 'Northern Hi-Lights!'

This shrub is an absolute showstopper, producing big bouquets of yellow-and-white for many weeks, and then boasting crimson and burgundy foliage in the fall. This shrub is bushy, well-branched, and naturally rounded, which means less upkeep! The blooms are held in large clusters all over the shrub, their elegant antlers extending well beyond the flowers for a frilly, lacy effect.

Reaching 4 to 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide, 'Northern Hi-Lights' is the perfect size for a foundation, to hedge the driveway, or to use in a border. It?s a slow grower and keeps its dense habit effortlessly!

Developed by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for its Northern Lights series of ultra cold-hardy Rhododendrons, 'Northern Hi-Lights' is bud-hardy to -30 degrees F. Thriving in zones 4 to 7, it enjoys full sun in the north, and partial shade further south and west.

This Azalea is the hybrid of an Exbury seedling and an unidentified Azalea seedling. It combines beautifully with others in the Northern Lights series, as well as other cold-tolerant Azaleas. In the border, it makes a welcome companion to Kalmia, Pieris, and Astilbe, among many others. Enjoy this exceptionally lovely and high performing Azalea!