Zones: 2 to 9
Light: Part Shade to Sun (depending on the variety)
Bloom Time: Spring, some re-bloom in the Fall
Height: 2′ to 6′ tall
Spread: 2′ to 4′ wide
Azaleas are part of the Rhododendron family so many of them have very similar characteristics.
They like acidic soil, many are evergreens and they have very pretty blooms in the spring.
However, some varieties of Azalea prefer the sun, are deciduous and have fragrant flowers so there are many different options available that you may want to try.
The newer Encore varieties will even bloom again in the fall.