Azaleas are related to Rhododendrons and are one of the most colourful of the Spring flowering shrubs in the UK and with fabulous continuing flowering for several weeks during April/May/June, it’s no wonder they are one of the most popular gifts for Mother’s Day and Easter.
Azaleas have great significance in Chinese and Japanese cultures, known in China as the ‘thinking of home’ bush it is a very popular gift. Many Azalea festivals take place in Japan and Korea during May with stunning displays created in natural landscape settings which attract thousands of visitors.
Azaleas have been cultivated by plants people for centuries resulting in more than 10,000 colourful cultivars. Here at Paramount we have selected our favourite Azalea Japonica varieties from each colour range.
Growing Tip: Azalea Japonica has a shallow root system so they need to be kept moist, they prefer an acidic soil and partial shade. They will tolerate full sun but ONLY if their roots are kept moist at all times. They do grow well in containers, but again, attention must be kept in terms of keep them moist as they can easily dry out when kept in pots.
WOW Factor: Truly stunning colours and prolific blossoms in Spring and bushy evergreen leaves, there is a spectacular display of Azaleas at Exbury Gardens each Spring
Paramount specialises in Ornamental shrubs and trees and many of these have oriental origins – if you like Azaleas …you may also be interested in our Japanese Acers and Rhododendrons
Our special offers page regularly features over 40 of our plants on special offer or deals when you buy in quantity
Our plants, shrubs and trees are available to buy online for UK delivery and we welcome visitors to our beautiful London garden centre – we’re open 7 days a week, take a look at these videos of our nursery for just a glimpse of what is on offer this month.
Paramount Plants & Gardens Ltd
131 Theobalds Park Road
London EN2 9BB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8367 8809
5 minutes from junction 25/M25
10 minutes from Enfield Town Centre
12 minutes from Potters Bar
Postcode for Sat Nav: EN2 9BB