Introduced by Buddy Lee, the most respected Azalea breeder in the United States, Northlake Beauty in sun, heat and humidity tolerant evergreen Southern Indica with beautiful variegated flowers that come in two tones on the same bush. In spring, light pink to soft pink or nearly white flowers with petals striped and speckled in darker pink, and a splotch of freckles on the upper petal, are produced in such abundance they nearly cover the evergreen foliage. As with other Rhododenron indicum varieties, Northlake Beauty sports large, arrow-shaped, rich green leaves that are attractive year round on a large mounding shrub to 8 feet high and wide if left to grow naturally with no pruning but has demonstrated greater cold tolerance to USDA Zone 6. Excellent as a specimen, in groupings or as a natural hedge in sunny to partially shaded landscape and woodland borders. Get all the details below!