The yellow azalea is a popular garden plant which has some fine characteristics. Flowering begins as the leaves open and progresses in stages, so the flowering period is long. The blossoms are strongly scented and even just a few shrubs in a garden give an impression of southern lands. Yellow azalea is very adaptable and is usually extremely hardy, its native habitat being mainly very continental in climate. Further, it can spread through root suckers, which is rare among Rhododendron species.