Azalea ‘Hotspur Yellow’

('Hotspur Yellow', Rhododendron)


$49.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Upright growing decidous azalea. Large flower buds are prominent in the winter and open to trusses of 18-30 flowers. Golden yellow flowers with an orange splash in throat open April-May.

Description

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.

Additional information

Common Name

'Hotspur Yellow', Rhododendron

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Hotspur Yellow'

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

to 12 ft.

Width

to 8 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

yellow/orange

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

Yellow/green

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