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Autumn Empress Encore Azalea

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$21.99
  • Flowers are medium pink, semi-double form, and two and a half inches across
  • Matures to 4' wide by 3' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to part shade, needs 4-6 hours of sunlight
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Description

This Encore® Azalea variety has dense dark green foliage that contrasts nicely with the medium pink blooms. While nice as a specimen planting Autumn Empress™ is also a good choice for planting around the foundation of a building or home. Encore Azaleas are great for planting in the landscape or in container gardens and will grow best in slightly acidic soil. Apply a slow release granular fertilizer in spring.

Supplementary Reading:

How and When to Fertilize Encore Azaleas

When Do Encore Azaleas Bloom?

When to Prune Encore Azaleas

The Encore Azalea Buyer's Guide

How to Plant Encore Azaleas

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Autumn Empress Encore Azalea Spacing Recommendations

Space Your Autumn Empress Encore Azalea 2 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 3 feet apart for space between plantings.

  • Scientific Name
    Rhododendron ‘Conles’
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Flowering, Reblooming, Sun Loving, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green, Pink
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass Planting, Mixed Garden Bed, Specimen, Woodland Garden
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall, Spring, Summer

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 6-10
Pink Encore Azalea flowers in a container surrounded by grasses and shrubs

Encore Azalea

Encore Azalea is a collection of Azaleas. Encores are the only patented azalea brand that not only blooms in spring but in summer and fall as well! Every variety in this collection is a rebloomer, but not every reblooming azalea is an Encore Azalea. It takes a very special plant to be included in this collection. All varieties are either naturally dwarf or intermediate in size. Therefore, it’s easy for you to find some that fit your needs perfectly.

1 Gallon Encore Azalea Autumn Empress for sale with bright pink flowers and green foliage in a maroon Encore Azalea container on a white background
Encore Azalea

Autumn Empress Encore Azalea

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This Encore® Azalea variety has dense dark green foliage that contrasts nicely with the medium pink blooms. While nice as a specimen planting Autumn Empress™ is also a good choice for planting around the foundation of a building or home. Encore Azaleas are great for planting in the landscape or in container gardens and will grow best in slightly acidic soil. Apply a slow release granular fertilizer in spring.

Supplementary Reading:

How and When to Fertilize Encore Azaleas

When Do Encore Azaleas Bloom?

When to Prune Encore Azaleas

The Encore Azalea Buyer's Guide

How to Plant Encore Azaleas

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