Azalea plants for containers
Shop our range of the best azalea plants for growing in pots, the perfect choice for bringing spectacular blooms to your containerised displays, set off against lush, leathery foliage. Azaleas are part of the rhododendron family, referring to generally smaller-growing evergreen and deciduous varieties with smaller leaves. As acid-loving plants, they must be grown in an ericaceous compost and will reward you with long-lasting spring flowers, which clothe the entire bush in a wide variety of colours. They are easy to grow and shade tolerant, ideal to bring a colourful display to parts of your outdoor space that are cast into shadow for part of the day. Most evergreen azaleas originated from Japanese, but some came from China, Korea or Taiwan. Many deciduous azaleas are native to North America, while others originated in Eastern Europe, China, Japan and Korea. They have long been a mainstay of the woodland garden since being introduced into Britain by Victorian plant hunters with their compact habit making them increasingly popular for container displays. Trim after flowing to encourage a bushy growth habit. See our Rhododendrons category for generally larger varieties with bigger blooms and leathery evergreen leaves.