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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Encore Azalea
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Pink
  • Hot Pink/Fuchsia
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Dark Green
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Spring Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Fall Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Rhododendron is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Prefers slightly acidic well drained soils. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

After the spring blooming period, these amazing azaleas begin growing new shoots and start blooming into full flower in mid-summer. The Encore® Series are known for their richness of color as well as the foliage and overall vigor.

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AUTUMN EMPRESS™ ENCORE® AZALEA

Rhododendron azalea x 'Conles'
PP12109 Plant propagation prohibited

Buy Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea online. This Encore Azalea variety has dense dark green foliage that contrasts nicely with the medium pink blooms. While nice as a specimen planting, Autumn Empress is also a good choice for planting around the foundation of a building or home.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

7-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Ericaceae · Common Name: Rhododendron / Azalea

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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SKU: 2556

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SKU: 2280

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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