The Encore Azalea Autumn Amethyst produces tons of small purple blooms in spring summer and fall. This evergreen shrub has lush green new foliage in spring that matured to a deep dark green that bronzes to a deep purple in winter that adds interest to the winter landscape. The Autumn Amethyst has a neat and compact dwarf growth habit that is very easy to maintain with minimal pruning. This is one of the most cold hardy Encore Azaleas with the ability to thrive in USDA zone 6A. Use this azalea in your landscape or garden as a specimen, accent, low hedge or foundation. The Autumn Amethyst is also great for planting in large pots either in a mixed container or a standalone. Plant your Encore Azalea in slightly acidic well drained garden soil in an area that receives full to part sun for best bloom performance and fertilize in spring with a slow release granular fertilizer to keep the blooms coming all season long!