Northern Highlights is one Azalea cultivar which truly shines in any landscape, from Michigan to Florida. These gorgeous blossoms open pure white and gradually gain their creamy-white tinge as they mature, all the while retaining their signature yellow splash on the inside! Appearance is not everything with this beauty however, the powerful fragrance emitted by these large blossoms is an even more attractive feature than their mixture of colors!
A great quality of Northern Hi-Lights is the compact form it displays throughout its growth. This Azalea Shrub will only reach a height between four and five feet, with an equal spread of also four to five feet. Another great feature of all Azaleas in general is that they can be kept even smaller if desired with regular pruning!
The Northern Hi-Lights Azalea is both a member and a breakout star of the Northern Lights series of plants developed by the University of Minnesota. The overarching goal of the Northern Lights series was to bring the same elements of splendor and elegance so well-known in Southern gardens to Northern climates as well. All plants were developed with cold-hardy attributes and Northern Hi-Lights is no exception, producing its dazzling blossoms all the way down to -30°!
The Northern Lights Azalea is a unique and cold hardy shrub, appealing to multiple senses with its beautiful blend of yellow and white coloring, as well as the powerful fragrance which you can enjoy all through spring!