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Autumn Sunset Encore Azalea

Amazing Bright Red-Orange Blooms!

  • Re-bloomer
  • Perfect for brightening your landscape
  • Pest and disease resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Great for planting in groups, in natural areas, or in front of your home

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Regular Price: $38.99

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Product Details

Looking for some re-blooming azaleas?  Check out the Autumn Sunset Encore Azalea!  

The Autumn Sunset Azalea is a bold, red-orange color.  Blooms are 2.5 inches in size and cover this azalea giving contrast to its dark green foliage.  Look for 3 flushes of blooms throughout the year providing color from Spring to Fall.

The Autumn Sunset will reach a total height of up to 3 feet tall and about 4 feet wide at maturity.  When planting, look for an area that has well drained soils.  Encore Azaleas thrive in partial sun.  Try and find an area that receives 4-6 hours of morning sun for best performance.  Encore Azaleas are disease and pest resistant and low maintenance.

Whether you plant the Autumn Sunset Azalea by itself or in a grouping, you will be impressed by bold color and longevity of its blooms.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Encore Azalea
Grows in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color Red
Botanical Name Azalea x 'Conleb' PP#10581

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I wanted something that would bloom in partial shade and liked that the Encore Azaleas bloomed multiple seasons and kept their leaves in the winter
Rachel D on Sep 2, 2016
I wanted something that would bloom in partial shade and liked that the Encore Azaleas bloomed multiple seasons and kept their leaves in the winter
Rachel D on Sep 2, 2016

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new Autumn Sunset Encore Azalea

When planting your Azalea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive.

Planting time: Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Azaleas.  However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures you can plant any time of the year

Sun: Full or part sun

Soil: Be sure your soil is well-drained and acidic.  If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil.  To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants.  Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution.  To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting.

Fertilizer:  Choose a fertilizer for acid loving plants.  Fertilize in late winter or early spring to give the upcoming blooms a boost.

Pruning:  You don’t need to prune azaleas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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