With an abundance of bright flowers held in clusters, Azaleas can provide a dazzling display of colour to the garden in April to June. An excellent plant choice for providing spring colour, there are both deciduous and evergreen Azalea species, with deciduous azaleas often bringing colour to the autumn garden too.
Although a member of the Rhododendron family, azaleas are usually more compact and therefore suitable for all gardens including smaller spaces. Preferring an acid soil, they may also be grown in containers with ericaceous compost is your soil is more alkaline. These low maintenance plants are bold and beautiful, with trumpet shaped flowers, some of which are deliciously scented.