The azalea plant is a flowering shrub with wonderful blooms and colors. Their blooms last for weeks in the spring and they prefer shady areas under trees. Azalea can be propagated by seed or more commonly by cuttings. These are fairly slow growing plants and like acidic soils. They do not need much fertilizer and may require regular pruning. Azaleas are highly popular in the southern region of the United States. They can provide beautiful color for homes and landscaping. Azaleas can be purchased in a wide range of colors and grow to be a wonderful part of your home or yard.