Why we chose them: Our favourites
- Masses of spring flowers
- Evergreen colourful foliage
- Delightful range of colours
- Brilliant for beds, borders and pots in shade
- Need lime-free, acidic soil or ericaceous compost
- You’ll receive 3 plants, one of each variety
Evergreen Japanese azaleas (types of rhododendron) are delightful short shrubs, producing a preponderance of flowers in May and June.
Azalea Blue Danube produces masses of broadly funnel-shaped, pale-centred, violet-blue flowers, 4cm (1½in) wide, which open in late spring. These sit above the dark green evergreen leaves.
Azalea Johanna is similar, a compact evergreen azalea but smothered in carmine-red flowers in late spring and early summer. It is also one of the best evergreen azaleas for autumn foliage, the leaves turning dark bronzy-red when temperatures drop.
Height 90cm (36in), Spread 70cm (28in).
You will receive two plants in 9cm pots, one of each variety.
Pieris are very popular evergreen shrubs, providing lots of interest all year round and commonly known as lily of the valley shrub.
Pieris japonica Katsura is a fabulous brand new variety, selected for its continuous deep wine-red coloured new leaf growth during spring and summer. From March to May, it bears sprays of rose-pink, scented flowers that cascade over the glossy evergreen foliage. But that’s not all – the deep purple flower buds provide winter interest. It has a compact habit and dark green foliage for the rest of the year. It is an RHS Plants For Pollinators.
Height 150cm (60in), Spread 150cm (60in).
You will receive one plant in a 2-litre pot.
Like rhododendrons, these plants need lime-free, acidic soil and prefer positions in light shade. They’re great for brightening up beds and borders and are perfect for growing in containers, using ericaceous compost. Pieris prefers a position out of early morning sunshine. They will look particularly fabulous when grown together in a bed or border or individually in large containers.
All our plants come with full cultural and growing instructions which are also available to download (see Growing Guide tab above).
Plants will be despatched within 3-5 working days. Price of plants & bulbs includes FREE shipping.