Autumn Empress® Encore Azalea
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Autumn Empress® Encore Azalea

Autumn Empress® Encore Azalea

$55
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

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.  

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

All Encores have many uses in the landscape, mainly because they are proficient bloomers and we all love color!  When I'm choosing an Encore for a landscape, I usually choose one that will look nice next its surrounding plants as well as any architectural structures that may come into play.  All Encore Azaleas have beautiful flowers, I have always loved the purple varieties.

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)
Zone
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
10
-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.


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