What works in full sun?
I live in Northern Virginia. I would love to plant some rhododendrons and/or azaleas in front of my house. However, this means full sun, including all afternoon.
Right now I have a Nova Zembla in this area that was planted last May. I didn't realize at the time that it might be too much sun. Last July was a struggle in the heat. It also lost one branch due, I was told, to likely root rot, but it made it and looks good right now and is forming buds. I also have some Encore Azaleas, also planted last May, about half of which are looking good, two died (root bound, my bad as I didn't know what I was doing), and none have bloomed yet. I actually think the last ice storm is what hurt them as it also caused problems for some older established azaleas in other parts of the yard.
Anyway, are there any sun-loving rhodies or azaleas -- or is this a pipe dream?