The Autumn Chiffon Encore Azalea is not your normal everyday azalea. It has all the great characteristics of an original azalea, but it has so much more to offer! With this shrub producing flowers for longer periods of time, it is a must have staple in every landscape design.
The Autumn Chiffon Encore Azalea flowers have a dark pink center that fades to a beautiful light pink, creating a gradient effect. During the flowering seasons, the trumpet shaped flowers grow in clusters at the end of each branch and blankets the entire shrub. This Encore azalea in an evergreen shrub, meaning that foliage is present all year around. No more naked shrubs! Small and compact, this shrub only grows to a height of 2-3ft.
From spring to summer you can enjoy pretty pink petals for the entire warm season. The Autumn Chiffon Encore Azalea is a compactl shrub that fills in those smaller spaces in your landscaping. This shrub is great to use as a foundation planting or included in a natural wooded area. In the spring and summer, it creates a beautiful array of blooming flowers and during the fall and winter the shrub is a beautiful backdrop to other flowering plants in your beds and gardens. Plant in a mixed bed or even as a lone specimen.
This azalea is fairly heat tolerant and requires little to no maintenance once established. It is recommended to prune after the blooming season and fertilize in the early spring to enjoy a fully blossomed shrub during the growing seasons. Encore azaleas are a great option for adding beauty and color to your landscape.
|Grows in Zones||7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Azalea x 'Robled' PP#15862|
Questions and Answers
How To Care for your new Autumn Chiffon 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.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Delivery
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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.
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