Solar Glow™ Sunbow®

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 8b

Solar Glow™ Sunbow® Features

Plant Dimensions

6-8' H x 4-5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Container, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

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


Glowing orange-red with yellow shades in spring

Flowering Season


Solar Glow™ Sunbow® Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in early spring


Prune after spring bloom


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.

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Your zip code 89027 is located in Zone: 8b with an average minimum winter temperature of: 15 to 20 °F.