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Autumn Princess® Encore® Azalea

(8 customer reviews)

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About Autumn Princess® Encore® Azalea

The Autumn Princess Encore Azalea produces an abundant display of beautiful salmon-pink semi-double blooms in spring summer and fall. The gorgeous blooms contrast nicely against the dark lustrous green foliage. During the winter months, this varieties foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy hue. The Autumn Princess is cold hardy down to USDA zone 6b. Encore® Azaleas are known for their ability to tolerate full sun better than traditional azaleas, so make sure to plant them in a location that will receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight, with some shade during the afternoon heat. Autumn Princess™ is great for planting in the landscape or in container gardens and will perform best in slightly acidic well-drained garden soil. Apply a slow-release granular fertilizer in Spring.

How to Space Your Autumn Princess Encore Azalea 

For a seamless planting, plant your Autumn Princess Encore Azalea 2 feet apart. Otherwise, space them  3 feet+ 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 Princess® Encore® Azalea

  1. Jack Knott (verified owner)

    This review is based solely on the ordering and delivery experience. The site is user friendly and my plants came within a few days of ordering. I planted them the day they arrived and they look healthy. I live in the panhandle of Florida so our soil if very good for planting.

  2. Patsy Entsminger

    I bought 2 autumn princess azaleas last spring, and they never really bloomed. They are planted in full sun and I have fertilized them.Then this spring half of each plant is dead. I had mounded mulch around them for the winter. So should I cut back the dead part and hope they revive? I am in Ohio 6b.

    • Christy Miller

      Good morning. Just as humans are capable of surviving great weather extremes, they need to be taken great care of as infants. These plants are very young and require care during harsher weather conditions. The Encore Autumn Princess Azalea is conditioned for planting zone 6b-10 if care is provided for the first two years.- Christy

  3. Richard K (verified owner)

    Ordered 3 Autumn Princess 2 gallon plants. Arrived within four days of placing the order on a Sunday. The plants are very healthy and started growing within days of getting into the ground. Had bought some Silver Sword 2 gallons plants locally here in Southwest Virginia and the PlantsByMail plants were healthier and are growing quicker. Will buy more plants come spring!

  4. Diane (verified owner)

    Arrived in good shape but no blossom yet

  5. bsoupsr (verified owner)

    Two Autumn Princess arrived 2 weeks ago in perfect condition. They have a lot of new growth and we are looking forward to more sunny days so we will see blooms. PlantsbyMail will now be our first choice to find beautiful and healthy plants.

  6. Tori (verified owner)

    All the plants look wonderful !

  7. ENCORE AZALEAS (verified owner)

    Arrived in a timely manner and in very good shape.

  8. Gigi

    I ordered four of the Autumn Princess. They arrived looking very healthy and not dried up, especially in the heat we are having right now. I have not planted them yet and looking forward to how they will look and if they survive. It is too early for me to give it five-stars yet.

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