Bringing the quality reblooming nature and reliable growth habit you’ve come to expect from this collection, the Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea is a true landscape gem!
The Autumn Lilac has rich lavender blooms with dark purple flecks in the throat of the flower. This Encore features a huge initial bloom in spring, and then reblooms through summer and fall (and beyond in particularly warm climates). The blooms will keep on coming, with no deadheading required.
Additionally, the Autumn Lilac’s trademark soft purple blooms sit atop shiny green foliage that remains evergreen all year long. New foliage emerges a gorgeous light green in spring before maturing to a glossy dark green.
This purple blooming azalea was bred for its cold hardiness and chosen for its naturally rounded growth habit.
The Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea reaches 3′ H and 3.5′ W, making it a great choice for a low-maintenance hedge or border.
The Encore Lilac makes a fantastic accent, foundation plant, or mass planting. Furthermore, the compact growth habit of the Encore Azalea Autumn Lilac truly shines in a container garden.
Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea Care
Encores need more sunlight than traditional azaleas, generally 4-6 hours. Less than the recommended amount of sun may result in a decrease in blooms.
The Autumn Lilac needs soil that is both acidic and well-draining to thrive. Poorly draining soil can lead to root rot, which azaleas are susceptible to.
Water your plant regularly for the first growing season, 2-3 times per week in average weather conditions. This will help it establish deeper roots, and ensure its future success.
To keep your Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea happy and healthy, fertilize it in early spring with a slow-release balance fertilizer. Organic gardeners should use a balanced organic fertilizer every two months or so, starting in early spring through summer. In addition, supplementing your soil with composted manure will improve the quality of your soil and provide food for your plants for months to come.
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