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Autumn Fire® Encore® Azalea

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About Autumn Fire® Encore® Azalea

First introduced in 2016, the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea has rapidly proven itself to be a worthy addition to the Encore® Azalea Collection! This Azalea lives up to the high standards you’ve come to expect from Encore, with deep red, semi-double blooms that stand out phenomenally against dark evergreen foliage. Unlike traditional azaleas that simply bloom in spring, Encores send out bloom after bloom from spring to fall. No deadheading is required to keep the flowers coming!

In winter, the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea’s fantastic green foliage will change to a deep purple-bronze color. This adds a whole new level of interest to this red blooming azalea. Afterward, spring sees the triumphant return of the characteristic dark green foliage.

The dwarf size and compact growth habit make the Encore Fire the least of your concerns when it comes to landscape maintenance.

The Autumn Fire Encore Azalea reaches a mature size of 2.5′ H x 3′ wide. Therefore, the Encore Azalea Fire is perfect for a low-hedge, foundation planting, mass planting, accent, or container plant. Plant it in front of taller shrubs with contrasting foliage or bloom color for a dynamic display. only sells and ships mature, healthy Autumn Fire Encore Azalea plants.

Autumn Fire Encore Azalea Care

Unlike traditional varieties, the Autumn Fire requires 4-6 hours of direct sunlight to thrive and bloom properly.

Plant this red blooming azalea in soil that has an acidic pH, and drains well. Poor drainage will lead to root rot and the expiration of your plant.

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. Consequently, this allows them to develop deep roots, which will help ensure their long-term success. They are able to access more nutrients and have an improved capability of dealing with droughts.

Fertilizing your Encore Azaleas in spring with a slow-release, balanced acidic plant fertilizer will help to keep them thriving. Otherwise, for organic gardeners, use a balanced organic fertilizer every two months during the growing season.

Spacing Your Autumn Fire Encore Azaleas

For a seamless planting, space your Autumn Fire Encore Azaleas 2 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 3+ feet apart.

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Take a look at a few other popular Encore varieties, the Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea, the Autumn Lilac Encore Azaleaand the Autumn Angel Encore Azalea.

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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

Common Name
Autumn Fire® Encore® Azalea
Scientific Name
Rhododendron ‘Roblez’ PP28279
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Average Size
2.5' H x 3' W
Bloom Season
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109 reviews for Autumn Fire® Encore® Azalea

  1. Kadetta Miller (verified owner)

    Beautiful, I have been waiting on the plant for while, shipped in great condition, strong and sturdy.

  2. John King (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants arrived in great condition will order repeatedly Thanks for beautiful plants.

  3. Mary Quinton (verified owner)

    Shipped very fast and the plants are beautiful

  4. kramer3711 (verified owner)

    The plants arrived in perfect condition and are thriving in the garden. Am very pleased with the beautiful plants I received and the entire process from ordering to delivery.

  5. Barbara (verified owner)

    Was very impressed with the packaging of my Azalea. It wasn’t damaged at all.

  6. Donna Sebring (verified owner)

    Best plant i recieved ever. Package nicely very healthy. If I could give 6 stars i would

  7. Cheryll Rogers (verified owner)

    These plants arrived quickly and looking very healthy! Planted them immediately and they look to have taken root. Hoping for continued success!

  8. Lynn Cofer (verified owner)

    Not only is this the best company to order from, the products they sell are beyond expectation!! I love Plants By Mail and have ordered from them many times. If there is a problem with any of the plants they fix it. You can’t go wrong ordering from them and my azaleas are the talk of the community!

  9. psalms_91_1 (verified owner)

    We purchased 4 autumn fire azaleas and they arrived in wonderful condition. One of them had blooms on it! Awesome!

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