Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea

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10003358

What's better than a single-petaled flower? Double-petaled, duh! You might not think you're settling with regular Azaleas, but the Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea (Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493') from First Editions® is here to set you straight.

These fragrant double-flowered blooms open up in the spring for a show worthy of Carnegie Hall at a fraction of the cost. While the flowers smother the plant, it's hard not to notice the green foliage putting in just as much effort to pull the look together. Light green and powder pink, a match made in heaven.

As the seasons change and the air takes on a crisp undertone, Double Pink is a deciduous shrub that turns a lovely burgundy fall color, to add even more interest to an already breathtakingly versatile bush. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4-7, these larger shrubs can reach 6-7 feet in height and 4-5 feet in width. But you can always prune them smaller to fit your individual needs!

If you have an open patch under a living room or kitchen window, we suggest planting Double Pink Azaleas there so you can fully appreciate the decedent fragrance each bright blossom emits. If you wanted, you could even cut a few branch tips off and bring them inside to complement your bouquets.

Planting and Application:

Sure this shrub is drop-dead gorgeous but how can you use it in YOUR garden? We get this question pretty often and we've got some ideas.

Let us set the scene. It's a stunning spring day ... You're up early enjoying the world and step onto the porch to soak in some morning rays. That's when you see it. A profusion of pink that refuses to be ignored. Oh yes, that would be Double Pink, a new addition to the Electric Lights™ line that's sure to pack a powerful pop of color into any garden it graces!

Add a sizzling style to the partially shaded areas! With its brilliant pink double-petaled blooms, this shrub would be a fantastic centerpiece for your island beds. Any slight mound in the landscape would frame it perfectly. They'll also look dazzling as a foundation plant on a particularly sunny side of your house. A nearby window to let the enticing scent in wouldn't hurt either!

Whether planted front and center or as a background plant, it's sure to delight the locals! Whether they be your nosey and slightly jealous neighbors or the beneficial pollinators fluttering around. If you're lucky, you might even spot a Hummingbird or two, zoom by. These shrubs are known to be a favorite of theirs!

  • Fluffy Double Petaled Light Pink Blooms
  • Enticing Fragrance Wafts Through the Air
  • Bee, Butterfly & Hummingbird Magnet
  • Bright Attractive Green Foliage
  • Slow Grower Stays Compact
  • Burgandy Fall Color For Added Interest
  • Perfect for Borders or Screens, Specimens, Hedges & Focal Points

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Some plants may as well come with the sticker "inexperienced gardeners need not buy" but not this Azalea! Taking care of it is a piece of cake. Find a nice sunny spot in your garden and that's that! This deciduous shrub will tolerate full sun to part shade just fine.

If you're lucky enough to be growing in an area that has slightly acidic soils, then your Rhododendrons and Azaleas will be ecstatic. The best time to prune is right after the shrub is done flowering for the season. That way you won't accidentally hurt next year's flower power.

You've probably heard it before, but adding a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch is also always a great idea when planting. Azaleas are shallow-rooted shrubs and that mulch protects them beautifully! It keeps the moisture even and helps conserve water during the hot summer months. As an added bonus, it looks amazing!

Ensure your Azaleas receive a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Weed around the base of these beautiful plants. Avoid growing groundcovers nearby, as the root system won't like competition. Apply a good, organic, slow-release fertilizer in early spring according to the label. Use a formula for flowering, acid-loving plants. Prune to shape after flowering is done. You can also plan ahead to determine which branches you'll clip, and take them early for indoor cut flower arrangements.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Enriched, Slightly Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Immediately After Flower
  • Cold-Hardy to -40 °F

No ifs, ands, or buts about it. If you're hoping for a garden addition fit to leave you speechless each spring! Twice the petals and twice the eye appeal means it'll go twice as fast! Don't wait, order one, or maybe two First Editions® Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today!

Azalea and Rhododendron Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant an Azalea bush?

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 an Azalea bush get?

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea can reach around 6-7 feet in height and 4-5 feet in width in optimal conditions.

Are Azalea bushes 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 Rhododendron Bushes 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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium, Slow
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes