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Autumn Ruby Encore® Azalea

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$21.99
  • Autumn Ruby's flowers are rich red, single form, and one and one half inches wide
  • Matures to 3' wide by 2.5' 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

The Autumn Ruby® Encore® Azalea produces tons of petite ruby red blooms in spring summer and fall. This evergreen shrub has lush green new foliage in spring that matured to a deep dark green that bronzes to a deep purple in winter that adds interest to the winter landscape. The Autumn Ruby has a neat and compact dwarf growth habit that is very easy to maintain with minimal pruning. Use this azalea in your landscape or garden as a specimen, accent, low hedge or foundation. The Autumn Ruby is also great for planting in large pots either in a mixed container or a standalone. Plant your Encore Azalea in slightly acidic well-drained garden soil in an area that receives full to part sun for best bloom performance and fertilize in spring with a slow release granular fertilizer to keep the blooms coming all season long!

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

How to Space Your Autumn Ruby Encore Azalea

Plant your Autumn Ruby Encore Azalea 2 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 4+ feet apart for space between plantings.

  • Scientific Name
    Rhododendron ‘Conler’
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Dwarf, Flowering, Reblooming, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green, Red
  • 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, and 9

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.

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Autumn Ruby Encore® Azalea

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The Autumn Ruby® Encore® Azalea produces tons of petite ruby red blooms in spring summer and fall. This evergreen shrub has lush green new foliage in spring that matured to a deep dark green that bronzes to a deep purple in winter that adds interest to the winter landscape. The Autumn Ruby has a neat and compact dwarf growth habit that is very easy to maintain with minimal pruning. Use this azalea in your landscape or garden as a specimen, accent, low hedge or foundation. The Autumn Ruby is also great for planting in large pots either in a mixed container or a standalone. Plant your Encore Azalea in slightly acidic well-drained garden soil in an area that receives full to part sun for best bloom performance and fertilize in spring with a slow release granular fertilizer to keep the blooms coming all season long!

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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