Azaleas & Rhododendrons
These exotic looking blooms bring colour and impact to borders and containers in early spring. The best time to plant is October or March/April. Most importantly they need acidic soil that is well drained (ideally between pH 5.0 and 6.0).
The difference between Azaleas and Rhododendrons is typically the latter are evergreen and larger, with bell shaped flowers, whereas Azaleas are usually deciduous (with the exception of Japanese Azaleas which are evergreen) and smaller with tube or funnel like flowers.