PLANT FINDER
 
shrub

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea

Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea (Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493') at Cal's Market & Garden Center

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea flowers

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea (Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493') at Cal's Market & Garden Center

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea flowers

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Electric Lights™ Series

Brand:  First Editions

Description:

Stunning double pink flowers smother the plant in early to mid-spring, creating an impressive border or screen; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil; flower buds are exceptionally hardy

Ornamental Features

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea is smothered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented pink trumpet-shaped flowers with a orange blotch at the ends of the branches from early to mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has lime green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn burgundy in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

LOCATION

6403 Egan Drive
Savage, Minnesota 55378
Phone: 952-447-5215
Email:
info@calsmarket.com

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM 
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM (Closed 7/4)
Sunday 10AM – 5 PM
Special hours Wednesday 9AM-10AM for those over 65 years of age or immune-compromised.

FOLLOW US!

At Cal’s Market & Garden Center we have a long history of taking care of plants and the people who come to Cal’s to breathe in the beauty and take some home.  We started taking care of people in their homes after discovering the gap in available in-home medical care.  If you or someone you know would prefer to be home and requires companion to comprehensive medical care, Golden Heart Bloomington is the answer.  Click the link here for more information.