Golden Lights Azalea

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SKU
7600

Order one of the most cold-hardy Azalea with rare golden orange color! The Golden Lights Azalea (Rhododendron 'Golden Lights') has rich and fragrant golden-yellow flowers in the spring with showy bronze-red fall foliage that is simply gorgeous! Butterflies and early-emerging bees arrive in swarms to sip nectar, and the warm yellow blooms may even attract a few Hummingbirds!

The flowers open from bright golden buds into orange blooms, each about an inch wide and held in huge clusters. It blooms a bit later in spring than most Azaleas, extending the Azalea show by a week or so. This hard-to-find shade of golden-orange Azalea is a very lovely big, well-proportioned shrub.

Golden Lights Azalea is one of the renowned Northern Lights™ Series of very cold-hardy Azaleas bred in Minnesota! It was designed in order to bring this glorious warm-climate shrub all the way through zone 3 to 7! Once the chill hits the air, these deciduous Azaleas become flushed in a bronze-red fall color before dropping their leaves for the year!

Planting and Application:

Golden Lights Azalea is the perfect easy-to-grow bush for borders and flowering hedges! Light up mixed-shrub hedges and your home's foundation with these 6-foot tall ornamental shrub that can spread 3-4 feet wide. Anchor and soften hardscape corners, and add enchanting yellow blossoms to your entry! Plant one on either side of your front steps or front door for a welcome display.

Large gardens are fantastic for showcasing this playful Azalea but don't worry, it'll also shine brightly in small spaces as well! Plant en masse or in long rows as screening and as backdrops to Rose, Cottage and Perennial borders. Create three-season privacy and outdoor seating with these upright blooming ornamentals!

  • Gorgeous Rare Yellow Blooms
  • Fragrant Spring Display
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird Friendly
  • Bronzy-Red Fall Color
  • Hedges, Foundations, Specimens & Landscape Accents!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Rhododendrons and Azaleas will tolerate full sun, especially up north. However, they'll grow best in partial shade. Although it thrives in cooler regions, it's a good idea to give them protection from the worst of the strong winter winds. However, you don't want to crowd them, as they do need good air circulation. Well-drained soil is a must. Ensure their roots have life-long symbiotic support with Nature Hills Root Booster used during planting. Remember not to plant these shallow-rooted plants too deeply. Mound them up in a hill of extra soil; leaving an inch or two of the root ball showing.

Mulch well and avoid disturbing its roots (which remain very near the surface), fertilize twice a year with an acid-loving formula, and water well throughout the growth period. Prune to shape and open the interior immediately after flowering and ever prune after mid-summer because those branches produce the next season's flowers.

  • Plant in Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Mulch Well
  • Prune After Flowering Only
  • Very Cold Hardy

Light up your landscape with the Northern Lights Golden Lights Azalea today! Order yours at Nature Hills Nursery and enjoy cold-hardy beautiful ornamental flowering plants today!

Azalea and Rhododendron Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant an Azaleas?

Azaleas and Rhododendrons prefer partial shade (both dappled shade all day or morning sun with afternoon shade). Plant in a slightly acidic, consistently moist, enriched, and well-drained soil location for best results. Their shallow roots dislike soggy soil but thrive with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their surface.

How big does Azaleas get?

Golden Lights Azalea can grow around 6 feet in height and 3-4 feet in width, when grown in optimal conditions.

Are Azaleas low maintenance?

Azalea and Rhododendron shrubs are very easy to grow and low maintenance. Water during drought, prune only after flowering and fertilize with an acid-loving organic, slow-release flowering plant fertilizer.

What is the difference between Rhododendrons and Azaleas?

All Azaleas are Rhododendrons but not all Rhodondendrons are Azaleas. Azalea tends to be smaller-sized with smaller leaves and stems, while Rhododendrons can be larger with stout branching and larger bloom trusses. There can both be either deciduous or broad-leaved evergreens.

How Do I Find Azalea and Rhododendrons for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Azaleas at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of flowering bushes for sale, including many lovely varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Azaleas for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Golden Lights Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Azalea 'Golden Lights'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 Feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Bright Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes