Want to turn a shady corner into somewhere bold, bright and fabulous? Try planting a rhododendron or azalea.
These woodland-lovers produce masses of flowers from March through to May. Choose from shades of red and pink, through to lilac, purple, yellow and white.
They may be trouble-free and resilient, but they’re picky about the soil they grow in, needing acidic, moist and free-draining conditions. If your soil isn’t suitable, grow them in containers instead.
Rhododendrons and azaleas belong to the same plant family, but there are definite differences between the two.
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