The Encore Azalea Autumn Ruby produces tons of petite ruby red 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 Ruby has a neat and compact dwarf growth habit that is very easy to maintain with minimal pruning. Use this azalea in your landscape or garden as a specimen, accent, low hedge or foundation. The Autumn Ruby 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!