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Autumn Ivory® Encore® Azalea

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About Autumn Ivory® Encore® Azalea

The Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea is a low-growing, dynamite azalea perfect for lighting up your landscape with bright white blooms! Autumn Ivory produces dozens of pure white blossoms from spring through fall. Furthermore, each flower is single-form with five wide petals.

The foliage on the Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea is evergreen, glossy, and pointed, with slight fuzz. These leaves range from bright green to rich dark green.

The Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea is naturally compact, in fact, it’s one of the smallest, most dense Encore Azaleas around! It reaches a mature size of 2.5′ H x 3′ W. Therefore, it’s an ideal foreground plant.

Use this azalea in your landscape or garden as an accent in a mixed garden bed, low hedge or border, foundation planting, or in a low-maintenance mass planting. The Autumn Ivory is also great for planting in large pots either in a mixed container or a standalone.

Check out a couple of other white blooming varieties, the Autumn Angel Encore Azalea and Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea.

Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10, down to 0° F once completely established.

Allow for 4-6 hours of sun daily for maximum bloom and foliage potential.

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. Provide water 1-2 times per week during the second growing season. After the first two growing seasons, the Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea only requires supplementary water during times of drought.

Plant in acidic soil with good drainage for best results. Highly alkaline soil will result in yellowing leaves due to difficulties absorbing nutrients.

Fertilize once or twice during the growing season with an acidic plant fertilizer to promote growth and the overall health of the plant. Additionally, top-dress your soil with 3-4 inches of compost or composted manure to feed your plant throughout the growing season.

Spacing Your Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea 

Space your Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea 3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 4+ feet apart for gaps between plantings.

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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

Scientific Name
Rhododendron ‘Roblev’ PP25046
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2.5' H x 3' W
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46 reviews for Autumn Ivory® Encore® Azalea

  1. Shelly McGuire (verified owner)

    My plants arrived in bloom, packed perfectly, and on time.

  2. Dorrie (verified owner)

    My azaleas arrived in great shape and were in bloom. Just beautiful

  3. Margaret (verified owner)

    My azaleas arrived and are beautiful, healthy, and wonderfully packaged. I will definitely use Plants by Mail in the future.

  4. donaruth (verified owner)

    I received two 2-gl Autumn Ivory Encore Azaleas that are beautiful. I ordered three more.

  5. Michelle Saunders (verified owner)

    Ordered 5 (maybe 6 ?) various azaleas. Cant believe how fast they arrived! All were full plants and very healthy. Excited for the blooming ?. Communications from plant by mail was 5+. Will be ordering from you again!!

  6. Greg Edelbrock (verified owner)

    Wonderful azaleas, well packaged. One plant with its pot had rotated in the box, deforming the plant. Plants by Mail replaced the plant immediately. Great service! Otherwise the packaging was great – soil moist, box protected the plants well. The plants were 2 gallon; other larger (3 gallon) plants arrived with no problem.

    If this (plant rotation) happens often, I’d suggest Plants by Mail provide an insert at the base to hold the pot upright. They arrived with the soil still moist, and the boxes they came in did a very good job of protecting them. .

  7. Sheryl (verified owner)

    Five star all the way. Ease in ordering, customer service, packaging, shipping, quality. I’m a very happy customer!

  8. Abby (verified owner)

    This is the first time I’ve ordered shrubs through the mail. The packaging was great and the plants are healthy. They’ve only been in the ground one week, but so far so good!

  9. Dat Krazy Kook (verified owner)

    Texas zone 8b/9a. I purchased two back in Oct 2022. Five months later, one hard/deep freeze, three light freezes later, and still thriving and kicking butt. So don’t wait, buy them!

  10. Donna Thompson (verified owner)

    great packaging, great plants

  11. Michael Davis (verified owner)

    This is the first time I ordered shrubs online. The plants arrived quickly and were in excellent condition. I watered them immediately and planted them 2 days later. They look great and are doing well 2 weeks later. I couldn’t be more pleased and will definitely order from them again.

  12. Michael Shannon (verified owner)

    Latest order was to replace an earlier order of the same plant which died. The shipment came quickly and the plant looks healthy. It has been planted and hopefully will be okay along with one other of the same size in my earlier order of two.

  13. Joe Campbell (verified owner)

    Arrived at my door shortly after ordering and they arrived healthy and well packed. I am very happy with Plants by Mail.

  14. Marion

    Very nice plants, arrived in great condition. Well packed.

  15. Deirdre Haynes (verified owner)

    I have finally figured out where autumn ivory will go, it will be a nice pop of white in my garden just as all the other encode azaleas have been in my zone 10 sw florida garden

  16. Nadia (verified owner)

    My two Encore Autumn Ivory shrubs were full, healthy, larger than I expected, and even had blooms. I order online all the time and thought I would receive the usual small plants that I’m use to getting for the price I paid. Boy was I delightfully surprised. I will be happily ordering more shrubs. Great job to all involved.

  17. Ann Kammerer (verified owner)

    I bought a second of these. It was as gorgeous and healthy as the first.

  18. jeff.m.grabowski (verified owner)

    Nice blooms. Arrived in great shape.

  19. Andy (verified owner)

    The plants arrived invery good condition and were very healthy

  20. Donnie Crews (verified owner)

    Love them, one is already blooming.

  21. annieK (verified owner)

    This has become one of the most beautiful and reliable plants in the garden. The bright white flowers are prolific and come in just as other things are fading.

  22. Tim Blue (verified owner)

    Arrived in great shape. Very green foliage and healthy looking plants. Happy so far.

  23. S.P.W. (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in very good condition with one in bloom. Thanks so much. I will order again.

  24. linfordfisher (verified owner)

    My four plants arrived in seemingly good condition, but they are really small–like really small–and no blossoms. Time will tell.

  25. Daniel Hogan (verified owner)

    The plants were packed very well, but the FedEx delivery person did not follow the arrows on the box to keep the plants upright and dropped them on their sides on our porch. Plants by Mail gave us great service and replaced the damaged plants with great speed and gracious customer service! The plants are doing beautifully!

  26. Tami (verified owner)

    The plants arrived when I was out of town. But my neighbor told me that the packaging was stellar. (He’s received lots of plants by mail and he said this was definitely the best.) I just got it planted in the ground yesterday and hope that it continues to do well. The 2 gallon had pretty blooms already.

  27. Michelle (verified owner)

    They know how to ship a plant. It was in great shape when we got and it’s beautiful.

  28. Samantha (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in great condition. It even had blooms on it in November. Shipped quickly and was well packaged. Beautiful plant. Love it!

  29. frank (verified owner)

    Exactly what I ordered. Fully developed and beautifully cultivated. Arrived in wonderful condition . Will definitely order again.

  30. Laura Pflugfelder (verified owner)

    Excellent! This was first time ordering by mail and I am so pleasantly pleased by the great condition my Autumn Azalea arrived. There was a dent in box during shipment but it did not affect the plant. Very healthy, green, nice size and a few blooms! Highly recommend.

  31. finley brown (verified owner)

    excellent.. prompt shipping and very good boxing

  32. Chip (verified owner)

    Nice plants, but a little smaller than expected

  33. Maria (verified owner)

    Gorgeous plants, great service!

  34. Tom

    Repeat customer. Part of a multiple order. One item arrived quickly. This item was delayed getting out of the warehouse. All arrived in great shape.

  35. Peggy (verified owner)

    Arrived very healthy and have survived nicely.

  36. johnfj44 (verified owner)

    Great looking plants. Shipping boxes are well made – good engineering. They are in the ground and doing well with frequent watering. I’ll stop by your place in AL and say thanks when next heading for Orange Beach.

  37. maude023 (verified owner)

    This was my first time ordering plants online. Plants by Mail was recommended by several gardeners I follow on YouTube. What a find! I ordered 3-2 gallon Autumn Ivory Azaleas which I could not find at any local nurseries. The high quality plants came packaged very well. They have been in the ground for almost a month and look great. I do like the options of sizes offered as I have to work around tree roots. I will definitely continue to order plants online due to the convenience and quality!

  38. babysnoooks (verified owner)

    Ordered 2 three gallon and they’re lovely. Received them promptly and they were packaged perfectly.

  39. Iris (verified owner)

    They are so beautiful

  40. Nancy (verified owner)

    Loved how the plants looked and very well packaged! I will defiantly use this company again. My plants that I ordered looked as good as the plants at our at my local nursery. Also loved the free shipping!

  41. Kenneth Bateman (verified owner)

    Wish I could add more stars! I contacted the vendor and asked about azalea’s. The young man was happy to answer all of my questions in detail which I really appreciated. Although they did not have any in stock they have the fantastic option of allowing you to be placed on an on line email list of when the plants in question are available. I received a prompt email when the plants were available so I immediately placed my order. I was really impressed with the level of care taken to pack and ship the 4 plants that I purchased (2 gallon size). Both boxes arrived in tact several days after I placed my order. When I unpacked the plants they were clearly identified by their color, size etc. The plants had also been shipped with a plastic bag around the roots presumably to keep them hydrated so that they wouldn’t dry out while being shipped. I really appreciated their attention to detail in ensuring that I knew which plants were which and that I would receive healthy plants. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future and I have also recommended them to some of my neighbors who were interested in the plants that I purchased.

    Great Job. Keep it Up!

  42. gwaller (verified owner)

    Very swift and secure shipping for six Autumn Ivory Encore Azalea. Very healthy, beautiful plants with many blooms. Thank You!

  43. dlewisfl (verified owner)

    I ordered six one gallon size ‘Autumn Ivory’ on Friday and they arrived following Tuesday. They were securely packaged and arrived in great condition, better than what I have purchased from Lowes or Home Depot and on par with a good nursery. Shipping was free given my order size – a great deal!!

  44. Rex

    Ordered plant I needed, it was packaged very securely. I unboxed it and it was just like I picked it up at the nursery. It was here in 2 days.I don’t know. what more they could have done to make it a better experience.

  45. Gary S. – Marshallville, GA

    I ordered 9 one gallon size ‘Autumn Ivory’ on a Wednesday and the following Monday they were on my doorstep. Perfect size, well packaged, speedy (and free) shipping, and they confirmed the order with a UPS tracking number. I’m putting together an order for camellias and more azaleas right now since I know Plants by Mail can be trusted.

  46. Anonymous

    This little Autumn Ivory Encore azalea is healthy with blooms. It was packed well and arrived promptly. It has only been in the ground for about a week or so but is doing well here in Fredericksburg, VA.

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