A collection of three stunning Japanese azaleas to give you vibrant blooms in spring and year-round, evergreen foliage interest.
Contrasting with the gorgeous flowers, the evergreen leaves are glossy green and provide a good foil for other plants such as colourful perennials – giving another layer of planting to your garden.
Growing to around 100cm (40in) high and wide, depending on variety, rhododendrons (Japanese azaleas) are ideally suited to container growing, and this will also help to keep them compact and easy to maintain.
Perfect for providing masses of colour in early spring, azaleas thrive in partial shade and moist, acidic soil, so incorporate plenty of ericaceous compost to the planting hole or container when planting.
Supplied as a collection of 3 plants in 2L pots, 1 each of 'Blaauw's Pink', 'Geisha Red' and 'Hino Crimson'.
An evergreen azalea with double, salmon-pink blooms. Although compact, its branches have an open character, with attractive mid-green foliage for year-round interest. An RHS Award of Garden Merit holder, it is ideal for containers and the fronts of beds and borders, and will thrive in most garden positions. Flowers April to May. Approximate height 100cm (40in) and spread 100cm (40in).
A stunning variety with large, long-lasting, vibrant blooms of bright pinky red in April to May and hints of reddish copper on the glossy green leaves in spring. Evergreen and compact, this is a perfect choice for containers or the fronts of borders. A magnet for bees and butterflies, this hardy plant is also easy to maintain. Approximate height and spread of 100cm (40in) x 100cm (40in).
Another winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, 'Hino Crimson' forms a dense, evergreen habit with small dark green leaves that turn bronze in colder weather. Flowering from April to May, its branches are smothered in gorgeous ball-shaped, crimson flower trusses that will attract wildlife to your garden. Approximate height 75-100cm (30-40in) x 100cm (40in).