Autumn Empress® Encore Azalea
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Autumn Empress® Encore Azalea

Autumn Empress® Encore Azalea

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Rhododendron ‘Conles’ PP12109

The Autumn Empress® Encore Azalea is a hardy shrub with three seasons of hot pink blooms to brighten your yard or garden. The evergreen leaves help to give winter interest. Considered "intermediate" in size, it is a good choice for around a foundation, topping out at four feet tall and three feet wide. This azalea is heat tolerant, disease resistant, thrives in full sun, and is adaptable to a variety of soils. This variety has leaves of dark green, therefore would stand out well against a background that is of lighter color. 

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 4'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Spring and Fall
Sun: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
-1.1 to 4.4

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Azalea, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, or Camellia as they all prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting these varieties.