How much sun do azaleas need?
I want to plant along northeast side of our detached garage in Texas. It is what I see when I work in my kitchen, so i want to look at something pretty. It gets full shade in the afternoon but maybe only a couple hours of direct morning sun because a sweetgum tree casts some shade there during part of the morning. I was thinking of planting some azaleas there but wondered if it gets enough sunlight for blooming. Someone told me they thought Encore Azalaes require more light than regular ones. Is that true? I'm also wondering if the nearby tree roots would be a problem, and how much cold they can take.
Would I be better off planting hydrangeas, or something else? Any ideas? I'm thinking I'll plant a camillia at the end closest to our house where it gets the most morning sun.
I appreciate your help since I am not much of a green thumb and don't know much about azaleas or gardening in general Thanks.