There are around 800 evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous shrubs and trees in this genus. They are grown mainly for their mass display of flowers, which will vary greatly in size from tiny blooms to large trumpets. They usually have clusters of blooms from the branch tips, and appear in every colour except bright blue. They are mainly broad leaved with roughly elliptical, usually deep green leaves.
Common problems with Azalea
How to propagate Azalea
Propagate by simple layering, dropping or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Other uses of Azalea
Grown mainly for the beauty of the flowers. Ground cover & interesting leaves. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects.