Solar Glow™ Sunbow®

Rhododendron Hybrid 'QbackA' PP27082

An earlier-blooming selection with larger, more colorful, and more showy blooms. Great for light shade and even sunnier locations, this hardy native azalea is more heat-loving and disease resistant. With the added attraction of honey-suckle fragrance, these are a perfect addition to your garden.

Sunset Zones

3-9, 14-17

USDA Zones

-20°F to -10°F USDA zones 5–9

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 5a

Solar Glow™ Sunbow® Features

Plant Dimensions

6-8' H x 4-5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Container, Mass planting

Plant Type

Deciduous

Growth Rate

Slow

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Blooms Earlier, Disease / Pest Resistance, Heat Tolerance, Upright Habit

Feature

Glowing orange-red with yellow shades in spring

Flowering Season

Spring

Solar Glow™ Sunbow® Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established

Fertilizer

Fertilize yearly in early spring

Pruning

Prune after spring bloom

Soil

Moist, well-drained acidic soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 50578 is located in Zone: 5a with a temperature range of: -20 to -15 °F.