Azaleas grow well in a slightly acid well drained soil, with a high humus content, preferring a semi-sheltered position.
Care should be taken not to break the main root ball when planting out from container.
The hole for planting should be twice the area of the root ball, and 8-10cm deeper which is back filled to give roots an easy start. Build up depth of top soil rather than dig down in clay soils. Place in the hole with top of root ball level with garden bed. Fill in, firm down soil and create a 4-7 cm depression to act as a watering basin . Water in well.