Growing Azaleas in Shade & more Q's
There is a shady spot, about 10x12 inbetween our privacy fence and storage shed that I wanted to liven up...since there is absolutely nothing growing there. I really wanted something pretty that blooms and is perenniel but the nurseries I went to said I couldn't get anything to flower if it was in the shade and I wound up coming home with a pretty (but not exactly wht I was hoping for) evergreen shrub.
Today while I was at Walmart I saw a gorgeous azalea (Fashion) and got it...this was exactly what I was looking for-very showy, but it says it can only take partial shade on the tag. The spot its going in is full shade and I did a little checking online and it says some varieties can be grown in shade. Is this one of them?
I think its so pretty and I want to do everything I can to make it thrive in its little spot. Also can these be pruned up a bit to have just trunks at the bottom and the foliage and blooms at top?