What is the best compost for azaleas?
Hereof, can I use multi purpose compost for azaleas?
Ericaceous compost is lime free for acid-loving (ie lime-hating) plants, such as camellias and rhododendrons, and pot plants, such as gardenias and azaleas. House-plant compost is multipurpose compost in small bags, especially for people who only need a little at a time.
Furthermore, what is the best compost for rhododendrons? John Innes ericaceous loam-based potting compost makes a good compost choice, generally providing easier management of watering and feeding. RHS research has found that soil-less potting media, including ericaceous peat-based and peat-free potting composts are suitable for rhododendron growing.
Also question is, do Azaleas need ericaceous compost?
Ericaceous compost is an acidic compost suited to growing lime-hating plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, calluna and various other acid-loving plants.
What is the best time of year to plant azaleas?
The best time to plant azaleas is in late spring or early fall. Evergreen azaleas do well in partial shade with some wind protection. Deciduous varieties flower more profusely in full sun. Provide well-drained, humus-rich soil that is slightly acidic (pH 4.5–6).