Autumn Chiffon® Encore® Azalea
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
The Autumn Chiffon® Encore® Azalea is not your normal everyday azalea. It has all the great characteristics of an original azalea, but it has so much more to offer! With this shrub producing flowers for longer periods of time, it is a must-have staple in every landscape design.
The Autumn Chiffon® Encore® Azalea flowers have a dark pink center that fades to a beautiful light pink, creating a gradient effect. During the flowering seasons, the trumpet-shaped flowers grow in clusters at the end of each branch and blankets the entire shrub. This Encore azalea in an evergreen shrub, meaning that foliage is present all year round. No more naked shrubs! Small and compact, this shrub only grows to a height of 2-3ft.
From spring to summer you can enjoy pretty pink petals for the entire warm season. The Autumn Chiffon® Encore® Azalea is a compact shrub that fills in those smaller spaces in your landscaping. This shrub is great to use as a foundation planting or included in a natural wooded area. In the spring and summer, it creates a beautiful array of blooming flowers and during the fall and winter, the shrub is a beautiful backdrop to other flowering plants in your beds and gardens. Plant in a mixed bed or even as a lone specimen.
Product Attachment>>> Encore Azalea Versatility Sheet
When planting your azalea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive.
Planting time: Spring and fall are ideal times to plant azaleas. However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures you can plant any time of the year
Sun: Full sun to part shade. Encore azaleas will perform best with at least 4-6 hours of sun. While your Encore azalea will still grow and even bloom in shady areas they are less likely to rebloom and the blooms won't be as prolific.
Soil: Azaleas prefer acidic soil that drains well. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend it. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting.
Choose a balanced slow release fertilizer. Fertilize in late winter or early spring before flowering for best results.
You don’t need to prune Encore azaleas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant. You can use pruning to control size, but don't prune of more than 1/3 of the plant for best results.
The Autumn Chiffon Encore Azalea adds vibrant color to the southern landscape and beyond. Azaleas are excellent for borders and mass plantings. This evergreen shrub jazzes up gardens and mixed beds. At 2 to 3 feet tall and wide at maturity this stunning azalea can even be used in foundation plantings. Try this flowering shrub in a container to add a bold pop of color to your entryway, porch, patio, or deck. For borders or hedges plant about 2 feet apart on center. Otherwise, plant about 4 feet apart to give your plants space in-between.