Azalea (deciduous) ‘Klondyke’

(Klondyke Exbury Azalea)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Klondyke’ is a deciduous azalea (Exbury hybrid) that features fragrant, trumpet-shaped, golden yellow flowers tinged with red. Flowers bloom in clusters in mid-season (May) on rounded shrubs that typically mature over time to 3-5’ tall and as wide. Oblong, light green leaves emerge bronze-red in spring, mature to green and then turn copper-red in fall.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)


Best grown in acidic, light, sandy, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates well-drained humusy loams. Prefers a sun dappled shade or high open part shade. Foliage may scorch in full sun. Acidify soils prior to planting and thereafter as needed. Shallow, fibrous root systems (do not cultivate around shrubs).will benefit from a good mulch (wood chips, bark or pine needles) for retention of moisture, stabilization of soil temperatures and winter protection. Consistent moisture is best, but soils must drain well (doesn’t like ‘wet feet’). Poor drainage inevitably leads to root rot, therefore raised beds/plantings should be considered in heavy clay soils. Roots must never be allowed to dry out. Clip off spent flower clusters immediately after bloom as practicable. Slowly naturalizes by root suckers.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Klondyke Exbury Azalea

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Klondyke'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun


3 to 5 ft.


3 to 5'

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color

Golden yellow/orange-red



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

Copper Red

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