If you are looking for a real punch of colour in winter and spring then you can’t go past Azaleas. They vary in size from small, rather delicate perennial shrubs, to the large, hardy indica varieties that seem able to survive all the climatic challenges that are thrown at them. Flowers can be in either single or double form and are available in such a wide range of colours.
Acidic soil between 5.5 & 6.0
Best time to plant is in autumn or early spring