Rhododendron 'White Lights'
White Lights Azalea
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, about 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m) tall with a similar spread, rounded, slow growing. Foliage is dark green turning to brozy-purple in fall. Flowers buds are light pink opening to white flowers tinged with pink which fades by full bloom, fragrant; reportedly blooming is relable and heavy. Mid to late season.
- Sun to part shade.
- Flower buds survive - 35°F. Hardy to USDA Zone 3.
- A 1984 introduction by the University of Minnesota. The result of a cross between R. prinophyllum and a white flowered Exbury hybrid.