Azaleas are some of the most colourful small shrubs for spring flowering.
Many of the newer varieties will start flowering autumn and spot flower throughout winter.
While some varieties are more sun tolerant, all perform best with mainly morning sun or dappled shade. Planted under deciduous trees is ideal.
They enjoy slightly acidic, rich soil, so working compost through the soil is very beneficial.
They need adequate water in summer, but "wet-feet"can damage the fine roots.
The Indica azaleas usually have large flowers, and while they mostly flowers in spring, some will start in autumn.
The Kurume azaleas are covered in flowers in spring, often that no foliage can be seen.
Pictured are: Luci, Paloma, Charlie, Guanda Red
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We also have a range of the deciduous azaleas.