Azalea Mother’s Day produces masses of small, funnel shaped, bright red flowers in late spring and early summer, and small, dark green leaves. This compact, evergreen azalea is perfect for a shrub border with humus-rich, acid soil. A mass planting provides a fiery and colourful display, unrivalled by any other spring-flowering shrub.
Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.
- Height after 10 years 60cm
- Full sun or partial shade
- Moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Average rate of growth
- Flowers in May
- Fully hardy