Sunbow® Solar Ray™ Azalea

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About Sunbow® Solar Ray™ Azalea

The Sunbow® Solar Ray™ Azalea is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant and will go dormant during the winter months. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline(discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.

For an extra 5% off your order of deciduous plants use coupon code: DormantPlant2020

What to do when a dormant plant arrives:

  1. Unpackage on arrival and water
  2. Your plant will be ready to be planted in the landscape or in a container on arrival, or if you wish you can keep your new plant in its container until spring that is ok too
    • If planting in the landscape
      • Consider using a root stimulating fertilizer to get your plant working hard establishing its root system during the winter months
      • Use a heavy Layer of mulch to protect the unestablished roots from frost 
  3. Dormant plants do require some watering: once a week should be sufficient 
  4. When Spring arrives and your plant begins showing signs of new growth increase your watering schedule to 2 times every 7 to ten days until established, then water as needed. Apply a slow-release granular fertilizer to give your plant a great start

The Southern Living Plant Collection has recently released the Sunbow series of native Azaleas that bring exceptional color to the spring landscape. These native azaleas are deciduous and will go dormant during the winter. While they are dormant Sunbow Azaleas will set their buds on their branch tips, so you do not want to trim them until after you get your spring blooms! The Solar Ray Sunbow Azalea produces brilliant yellow single form blooms with shades of orange that have a sweet honey-suckle like fragrance that is great for attracting butterflies. These Azaleas grow well in a light shade to full sun location and should be planted in well-drained slightly acidic soil and fertilized early every spring with a slow-release granular fertilizer.

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1″-2″ above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • fertilize in early spring

Spacing Your Sunbow Solar Ray Azalea 

For a seamless planting, plant your sunbow Solar Ray Azalea 3-3.5 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 4-5+ feet apart.

Common Name
Sunbow® Solar Ray™ Azalea
Scientific Name
Rhododendron ‘QbackC’
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1 review for Sunbow® Solar Ray™ Azalea

  1. Vicki

    These have been beautiful! I planted them last year and they were pretty but they were absolutely beautiful. I am definitely going to buy some more!

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