Autumn Fire® Encore Azalea
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Autumn Fire® Encore Azalea

Autumn Fire® Encore Azalea

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • 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 ‘Roblez’ PP28279


'Autumn Fire®' Encore Azalea is a dense, rounded shrub with true red semi-double flowers that appear in profusion in the spring and then again for a lighter encore in the fall. This hardy compact shrub can be grown in full sun and average soil. Leaves are a dark glossy green and stay year round, to offer interest even in the more dreary months. Slightly smaller than 'Autumn Embers', reaching 2.5 feet high, they are ideal flowering shrubs for the front of garden beds and borders, or under low windows.  

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: 2'
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.