- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 7 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
The Lemon Drop Azalea or Viscosum Azalea is a year-round stunner that adds beautiful color and a lovely fragrance to an outdoor space. Peach-colored buds give way to buttery-yellow flowers that open in July. The blooms have a lemon-like scent that is bright and clean. The flowers are offset by bright green foliage that turns red during the fall. This is a deciduous shrub, and when the leaves drop during the fall and winter, the red-brown stems will brighten up the landscape.
Azalea plants have an upright growth habit and woody stems. Butterflies and hummingbirds are drawn to the flowers. The Lemon Drop Azalea is low maintenance, and while this plant requires some attention during the first year, it is mostly hands-off once acclimated. This is a large shrub, so it makes a wonderful hedge, border, or foundation planting.
Lemon Drop Azalea Care
Plant Lemon Drop Azalea in a spot that receives 4 to 6 hours of sunlight each day. The soil should be slightly acidic, rich, and well drained. Water established plants deeply a couple of times per week. Apply fertilizer in the spring and early summer to encourage new growth and abundant flowers.
The Lemon Drop Azalea has a woody structure and an upright growth habit. This shrub naturally maintains a good shape, and significant pruning is not generally needed. You can shape it after the flowers fade if needed.
Lemon Drop Azalea Spacing
The Lemon Drop Azalea has an upright, branched growth habit. Mature plants stand 5 to 7 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. Space shrubs about 6 feet apart to create a hedge or a wall of greenery.
Lemon Drop Azalea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 7 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Lemon Drop Azalea|
|Other Name(s): Lemon Drop Swamp Azalea|
|Scientific Name: Azalea 'Lemon Drop'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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