Azalea
Rhododendron 'Mandarin Lights'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Mandarin Lights
Additional cultivar information:(Northern Lights Series)
Hybridized by University of Minnesota
Registered or introduced: 1992
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wilmington, Delaware

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Spring Grove, Illinois

Iowa City, Iowa

Alfred, Maine

South China, Maine

Free Soil, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kansas City, Missouri

Brick, New Jersey

Leicester, North Carolina

Cambridge, Wisconsin

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 25, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

It's tough to tell how common this cultivar is in the Twin Cities - most tend to be near the house on either the sides or backyard. There is a large speciment at the Minnesota Arboretum.

Positive

On Dec 10, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of my favorites of the Northern Light series. Large orange balls of flowers. Slow growing and inconspicuous the rest of the year.

Positive

On Feb 29, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very floriferous and hardy; deep orange-red flowers are nearly flourescent.