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Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea

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$36.98
  • Autumn Lilac produces lavender blooms that are accented with darker purple freckles
  • Matures to 3.5' 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

Bringing the quality reblooming nature and reliable growth habit you've come to expect from this collection, the Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea is a true landscape gem!

The Autumn Lilac® has rich lavender blooms with dark purple flecks in the throat of the flower. This Encore® features a huge initial bloom in spring and then reblooms through summer and fall (and beyond in particularly warm climates). The blooms will keep on coming, with no deadheading required.

Additionally, the Autumn Lilac's trademark soft purple blooms sit atop shiny green foliage that remains evergreen all year long. New foliage emerges a gorgeous light green in spring before maturing to a glossy dark green.

This purple blooming azalea was bred for its cold hardiness and chosen for its naturally rounded growth habit.

The Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea reaches 3' H and 3.5' W, making it a great choice for a low-maintenance hedge or border.

The Encore Lilac makes a fantastic accent, foundation plant, or mass planting. Furthermore, the compact growth habit of the Encore Azalea Autumn Lilac truly shines in a container garden.

Check out a few other popular selections such as the Autumn Angel Encore Azalea, the Autumn Embers Encore Azalea, and the Autumn Coral Encore Azalea.

Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea Care

Encores need more sunlight than traditional azaleas, generally 4-6 hours. Less than the recommended amount of sun may result in a decrease in blooms.

The Autumn Lilac needs soil that is both acidic and well-draining to thrive. Poorly draining soil can lead to root rot, which azaleas are susceptible to.

Water your plant regularly for the first growing season, 2-3 times per week in average weather conditions. This will help it establish deeper roots, and ensure its future success.

To keep your Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea happy and healthy, fertilize it in early spring with a slow-release balanced fertilizer. Organic gardeners should use a balanced organic fertilizer every two months or so, starting in early spring through summer. In addition, supplementing your soil with composted manure will improve the quality of your soil and provide food for your plants for months to come.


PlantsbyMail.com is proud to offer all varieties of Encore Azaleas for sale online.


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

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 Lilac Encore Azalea Spacing Recommendations

Space the Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea 2.5 to 3 feet apart for seamless foliage. Otherwise, plant them over 3.5 feet apart to let their natural shape shine through.

  • Scientific Name
    Rhododendron 'Robles' PP22762
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Dwarf, Flowering, Reblooming, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green, Purple
  • 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.

Encore Azalea

Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea

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Bringing the quality reblooming nature and reliable growth habit you've come to expect from this collection, the Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea is a true landscape gem!

The Autumn Lilac® has rich lavender blooms with dark purple flecks in the throat of the flower. This Encore® features a huge initial bloom in spring and then reblooms through summer and fall (and beyond in particularly warm climates). The blooms will keep on coming, with no deadheading required.

Additionally, the Autumn Lilac's trademark soft purple blooms sit atop shiny green foliage that remains evergreen all year long. New foliage emerges a gorgeous light green in spring before maturing to a glossy dark green.

This purple blooming azalea was bred for its cold hardiness and chosen for its naturally rounded growth habit.

The Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea reaches 3' H and 3.5' W, making it a great choice for a low-maintenance hedge or border.

The Encore Lilac makes a fantastic accent, foundation plant, or mass planting. Furthermore, the compact growth habit of the Encore Azalea Autumn Lilac truly shines in a container garden.

Check out a few other popular selections such as the Autumn Angel Encore Azalea, the Autumn Embers Encore Azalea, and the Autumn Coral Encore Azalea.

Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea Care

Encores need more sunlight than traditional azaleas, generally 4-6 hours. Less than the recommended amount of sun may result in a decrease in blooms.

The Autumn Lilac needs soil that is both acidic and well-draining to thrive. Poorly draining soil can lead to root rot, which azaleas are susceptible to.

Water your plant regularly for the first growing season, 2-3 times per week in average weather conditions. This will help it establish deeper roots, and ensure its future success.

To keep your Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea happy and healthy, fertilize it in early spring with a slow-release balanced fertilizer. Organic gardeners should use a balanced organic fertilizer every two months or so, starting in early spring through summer. In addition, supplementing your soil with composted manure will improve the quality of your soil and provide food for your plants for months to come.


PlantsbyMail.com is proud to offer all varieties of Encore Azaleas for sale online.


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

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