It should be fine there BJay, providing you give it a good start when you plant it out & allow space for it to mature. They can be quite big shrubs ultimately so you dont want to be moving it. I assume that your soil is on the acidic side?
The main problem with them I understand is - if they are planted in an East facing border thus catching the sun first thing after a frosty night which then browns the flowers.
Neighbour has had one in a very large tub for some years. It is actually partly East facing, more South though & next to the house/conservatory wall. J.