Sometimes seen as a tropical plant, they are actually very versatile. In Australia they grow well in Queensland right through to the Dandenong Ranges. As long as they are grown in a sheltered position away from frosts and in a humus rich free draining soil. They are easily pruned to maintain shape. In terms or origin, Vireya Rhododendrons are small species of evergreen group of shrubs originally from the tropical forests of New Guinea, Borneo and the Philippines.
Vireyas bloom off and on all year 'round, covering the bushes in bright and sometimes fragrant flowers. The picture below is of the Rhododendron 'Tropic Glow' hybrid:
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,