Pale yellow Weston's Lemon Drop flowers with red hued buds

‘Weston’s Lemon Drop’

Azalea

Rhododendron

'Weston's Lemon Drop'

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Pale yellow Weston's Lemon Drop flowers with red hued buds
  • Native
  • Fragrant
  • Summer blooming
Description

A summer-flowering azalea with peach buds that open to pale yellow flowers in summer. Mildew resistant deciduous foliage turns dark pink-red in fall. The blossoms have a slight lemony fragrance and hold up well in hot sun, often for 2 weeks or more.

Awards American Rhododendron Society Proven Performer

USDA Zone 3b - 8 (-30°F/-37.2°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 6 - 10'

Width 6 - 8'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4"

Soil Cool, acidic soils with abundant organic matter and good drainage are required.

Pruning Rarely needed; Prune after flowering if required.

Uses Woodland gardens; pollinator gardens; specimen; foundation plantings; mixed borders.

Growing Tips Best in filtered light all day long, especially in warmer areas. May be deciduous in cold climates, semi-evergreen in warm ones.