Autumn Ruby® Encore Azalea
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Autumn Ruby® Encore Azalea

Autumn Ruby® 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 ‘Conler’ PP12110


Azaleas have been a staple in many gardens--especially in the southern states--unless you garden in full sun. But now, thanks to Buddy Lee, the inventor of the Autumn Encore Azalea, we can enjoy all the versatility and beauty of the azalea in a full-sun setting. All Autumn Encore Azaleas happily grow in full sun and bloom twice a year, spring and fall. The flower cluster of the Autumn Ruby® Encore Azalea closely resembles its cousin the rhododendron, only in a petite package. The small deep pink blooms borne on a truly dwarf (2.5 feet tall) shrub make this plant well suited for a colorful low border or perfect as a centerpiece in containers flanking a home's entrance. Pair with white trailing calibrachoa for a sizzling summer container.

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: 3'
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.