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Autumn Empress Encore Azalea

Rhododendron 'Autumn Empress'
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Do you love azaleas, but hate how quickly the blooms are faded and gone?! Check out the Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea for a fresh perspective on Azaleas!

The Autumn Empress™ blooms in spring, summer, and fall. Yes, you read that right, you get THREE SEASONS of hot pink blooms to admire and adore. The flower is considered a semi-double which just means it has a fuller flower than many azaleas. The leaves are dark green most of the year, turning into a unique and lovely bronze in winter.

This variety is nice and compact with a mature height of 4 feet and width of 3 feet. The Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea is a perfect size to fit in almost any space.

Whether you would like one or many, the Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea is sure to brighten your landscape. This Azalea looks great as a single focal shrub in a mixed bed and in a mass planting of three or five. Try a perfect hedge of Empresses™ for loads of pretty in hot pink power!

This Azalea is heat tolerant, disease resistant, thrives in full sun, part sun, or part shade and is adaptable to a variety of soils.

Let your landscape explode with hot pink double blooms. Don't miss out! Get this popular variety today before they are gone.

Product Attachment>>> Encore Azalea Versatility Sheet

growing zone 6-10
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 2-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-4 Feet
Bloom Color Pink
Brand Encore Azalea

How To Care

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 soil that drains well and is acidic. 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.

Fertilizer: Choose a balanced slow release fertilizer. Fertilize in late winter or early spring before flowering for best results.

Pruning: You don’t need to prune Encore azaleas, but pruning your flowering shrubs 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.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 2-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-4 Feet
Bloom Color Pink
Brand Encore Azalea

Landscape Ideas

The Autumn Empress 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 3 to 4 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 3 feet apart on center. Otherwise, plant about 5 feet apart to give your plants space in-between.


For additional options, be sure to browse our Azalea and Evergreen Shrub collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 2-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-4 Feet
Bloom Color Pink
Brand Encore Azalea

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HO
10/05/2020
Howard O.
United States United States
Just Gorgeous!

See previous review! They’re gorgeous!

RS
08/12/2020
Ruby S.
United States United States
Encore Azaleas

The azaleas came quickly and were well packed. I was pleased to see they have some 'encore' blooms and look forward to their full blooms in the spring.

BM
06/24/2020
Billy M.
United States United States
Great website

Plants received when advertised in excellent condition. I was surprised with the quality.

DB
05/20/2020
Diane B.
United States United States
So pleased

Excellent packaging, beautiful plants, put them in the ground today. Couldn't be happier.

PB
04/29/2020
Pia B.
United States United States
Encore Azalea

The Azalea plant is a healthy bush. Packed very well and arrived in very good condition. So pleased with this purchase.