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Autumn Cheer® Encore® Azalea

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About Autumn Cheer® Encore® Azalea

The Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea is a powerhouse bloomer that produces multitudes of eye-catching blooms! The Cheer reblooms bright, rich-pink blooms in spring, summer, and fall.  These flowers have 5 petals with a splash of magenta-pink freckles in the throat. Each tends to span about 1.25″ across, so they’re some of the most petite azalea blooms around. What they lack in bloom size, though, they make up for in bloom production. They tend to emerge in bloom clusters containing 4-6 flowers.

The foliage is a glossy and rich evergreen. Furthermore, it also features winter bronzing that provides some additional seasonal color interest. Each leaf is short and rounded with a light hairiness to them.

The Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea is considered a true dwarf variety and reaches 3ft x 3.5ft when mature.

This small variety is perfect for containers, small gardens, mixed garden beds, and low hedges. Use it as a middle-ground plant if planting in a mixed garden bed.

The Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea is popular with hummingbirds and butterflies because of its bright, tubular blooms.

Check out the Autumn Cheer’s sibling, the Autumn Ruby Encore Azalea. It’s an incredibly similar plant, except it features grapefruit red blooms. Otherwise, take a look at the Autumn Jewel Encore Azalea, another variety that is commonly popular with pollinators.

Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6a-10b, so it’s one of the more cold-hardy Encore Azaleas.

The Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea requires 4-6 hours of direct sun to grow and bloom properly.

Plant in slightly acidic soil with good drainage for optimum plant health.

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season for best results. In the second growing season, water 1-2 times weekly. Afterward, provide supplementary water in times of drought.

Fertilize with an acidic plant fertilizer of your choice in spring. Reapply fertilizer a couple of times yearly for increased growth.

Mulch your Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea to promote moisture retention.

Spacing Your Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea 

Space Your Autumn Cheer Encore Azalea 2.5 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them over 3.5 feet apart for gaps between plants.

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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

8 reviews for Autumn Cheer® Encore® Azalea

  1. JG (verified owner)


  2. William (verified owner)

    Very well grown 2 gallon Autumn Cheer Azaleas.
    These 4 shrubs will be the pollinator friendly azaleas for my new foundation landscaping.
    Everything has been perfect, so far, with my purchases from PBM.

  3. Greg Dale (verified owner)

    Arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Will definitely be ordering more in the future.

  4. jeff.m.grabowski (verified owner)

    Nice color. Arrived in good condition.

  5. S Davis (verified owner)

    Both shrubs were good looking. Foliage is great, and I have a few blooms now since planting. Even with almost no blooms I love the look of the shrubs. Can’t wait for more flowers to show!

  6. Eric Barnes (verified owner)

    The plants are beautiful

  7. Rusty Hanna (verified owner)

    Good sized, full bodied and healthy! Better than what I previously purchased at the local garden center.

  8. PaulaS (verified owner)

    Purchased 6 of these plants in the 3-Gal size. Size of plants was great, and they all arrived healthy and beautiful.

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