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Autumn Bonfire™ Encore® Azalea

(8 customer reviews)


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This Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea  is a re-blooming evergreen shrub that brings the heat of rich blazing true red semi-double velvety blooms

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The 2017 addition to the Encore Azalea Collection is the new, bold and beautiful, Autumn Bonfire! The Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea produces rich, true-red velvety blooms that stand out boldly against the dark green evergreen foliage. These Azaleas can rebloom up to three times per year; in spring, summer, and fall.


Although its blooms are reminiscent of the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea, the Encore Bonfire’s foliage does not change color like the Fire. Instead, it preserves its bright green foliage all year long. Moreover, the Autumn Bonfire is larger than the Autumn Fire, reaching 3 feet high and 3.5 feet wide.


This gorgeous red flowering azalea features a fast-growth habit. Therefore, it will make itself at home in your landscape faster than most other reblooming azaleas.


Try this Encore Azalea as a foundation planting at the foot of your house. Alternatively, use them as a reblooming hedge. The frequent blooms will provide a unique twist compared to a conventional hedge.


Plant them in a container for a fantastic burst of color that will perform for years to come. Additionally, the Autumn Bonfire is a great choice as an accent or specimen.


Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea Care


Hardy in USDA Zones 6-9.


Plant in Full Sun for best results. Pick a location in your landscape where this Azalea will receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight or all-day lightly filtered sun. Consequently, too little sun will result in the Encore Bonfire having reduced bloom potential.


This red blooming azalea prefers well-draining, rich garden soil with a slightly acidic pH. Furthermore, poorly draining soil will eventually result in root rot.


Water regularly after planting, 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions. However, increased water will be required in times of intense heat and drought. After a growing season or two, your plant will be established enough to rarely need supplementary water.


Fertilize your Autumn Bonfire Encore Azaleas in spring with a slow release Acidic Fertilizer to keep the blooms coming season after season!


How to Space Your Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea 


Space your Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea 2.5 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 3.5+ feet apart for gaps between plantings.



Average Shipping Sizes for the Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea:


1 Gallon – 5-8 inches wide X 6-10 inches tall

2 Gallon – 8-12 inches wide x 10-14 inches tall

3 Gallon – 10-14 inches wide x 12-16 inches tall

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8 reviews for Autumn Bonfire™ Encore® Azalea

  1. gina.dusterhoft (verified owner)

    Product came dry with most of the flower petals dead. I dead headed the flowers and am trying to save the 3 plants.

    • PlantsbyMail Customer Service

      After receiving this review, customer was contacted and plants were replaced.

      Be sure to contact us if you have a problem with your order!

  2. mjdidona (verified owner)

    Received within a week. Size, color and vigor of these plants is spectacular. Very impressive. I have never ever seen plants packaged as well as these. Have ordered 7 different Encore azaleas and will review after planting.

  3. Cindy P. (verified owner)

    Just purchased 7 of these beauties. Arrived in a few dayd, well packed and moist soil. Minimal wear to the plants after packing and shipping. I couldn’t have got them home from the nursery in better condition. Plants by mail is now my Go-To nursery!!!

  4. sleeb5 (verified owner)

    Most beautiful healthy plants I have ever received online! Ever!

  5. gmckenna (verified owner)

    Shipping was very fast – arrived flawless – excellent job plants by mail !

  6. smelton (verified owner)

    Ordered and received 29 Encore azaleas (gallon size). All arrived in beautiful condition. The packaging and the quality of these plants is amazing, I will definitely will be a repeat customer.

  7. gmckenna (verified owner)

    second order on these – one arrived damaged by UPS – rest were perfect – one was immediately replaced

  8. Donnielle (verified owner)

    Received my beauties on 23 March 2019 in EXCELLENT condition, packaging was superb!!! However, when I planted them on the 26th (I had to work three 12 hour shifts) the root balls of all 6 completely fell apart (this is the reason for the rating!! Hopefully they will survive the transplant.

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