The Autumn Twist Encore Azalea is guaranteed to knock your socks off! This reblooming azalea features unique magenta purple and crisp white blooms that emerge in unpredictable patterns. Some have purple stripes, some are all white with purple spots, while some emerge completely purple! Additionally, the latter heavily resembles the Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea.
This random bloom nature creates a fantastic display when planted in groups. An initial bloom symphony of white and magenta will greet you in spring. Afterward, expect the Autumn Twist to bloom up to 2 more times; with up to 3 bloom cycles being possible every year!
The Autumn Twist’s evergreen foliage emerges a soft green before maturing to a darker green hue. Furthermore, these soft, elliptically-shaped leaves come to a defined point on the end.
The Encore Twist is one of the larger Encore Azaleas reaching a mature size of 4.5ft H x 4ft W. At this size, it’s perfect as an informal hedge you don’t want to worry about maintaining.
Try it as a foundation planting, hedge, container, or specimen. Alternatively, use it as a mass planting for a truly remarkable display.
Hardy in USDA Zones 6a-10b.
Plant in Full Sun for best results. Encore Azaleas need to receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight or all-day lightly filtered sun. Consequently, too little sun will result in the Encore Twist having reduced bloom potential.
This purple and white blooming azalea prefers well-draining, rich garden soil with a slightly acidic pH. Poor draining soil will eventually result in root rot.
Water regularly after planting, 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions. However, increased water will be required in times of intense heat and drought. After a growing season or two, your plant will rarely need supplementary water.
Fertilize your Autumn Twist Encore Azaleas in spring with a slow-release Acidic Fertilizer to keep the blooms coming season after season!
Space your Autumn Twist Encore Azalea 3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 4+ feet apart for gaps between plantings.