Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea

Hot Pink Rebloomer

  • Perfect pink flowers in spring and fall!
  • Lush double blooms
  • Can tolerate full sun
  • Everyone wants one.

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

Availability: In stock

From: $26.99

* Required Fields

Product Details

Do you love azaleas, but hate how quickly the blooms are faded and gone?!  Check out the Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea for a fresh perspective on Azaleas!

The Autumn Empress™ blooms in spring, summer, and fall.  Yes, you read that right, you get THREE SEASONS of hot pink blooms to admire and adore.  The flower is considered a semi-double which just means it has a fuller flower than many azaleas.  The leaves are dark green most of the year, turning into a unique and lovely bronze in winter.  

This variety is nice and compact with a mature height of 4 feet and width of 3 feet.  The Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea is a perfect size to fit in almost any space.

Whether you would like one or many, the Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea is sure to brighten your landscape.  This Azalea looks great as a single focal shrub in a mixed bed and in a mass planting of three or five.  Try a perfect hedge of Empresses™ for loads of pretty in hot pink power!

This Azalea is heat tolerant, disease resistant, thrives in full sun, part sun, or part shade and is adaptable to a variety of soils.

Let your landscape explode with hot pink double blooms.  Don't miss out!  Get this popular variety today before they are gone.

  • Encore Azalea Videos
  • Additional Information

    Shipping Restriction AZ
    Brand Encore Azalea
    Grows in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
    Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
    Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable
    Mature Height 3-4 Feet
    Mature Width 3-4 Feet
    Drought Tolerance Good
    Bloom Color Pink
    Botanical Name Rhododendron 'Autumn Empress'

    Product Attachments

    View FileEncore Azalea Versatility Sheet    Size: (403.58 KB)

    How To Care for your new Autumn Empress™ 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 Directions

    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 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.

    FREE SHIPPING on orders $59.99
    *Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

    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 your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

    Fedex Transit Map


    4.0 / 5.0
    1 Review
    5 Stars
    4 Stars
    3 Stars
    2 Stars
    1 Stars
    We ordered 6 of these shrubs for the front of the house. They have such a pretty flower. We can wait until they start to bloom. Encore azaleas are my favorite.
    March 19, 2016
    Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
    Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 6 answers
    Why did you choose this? Store
    have lots of azaleas now....wanted something different....this was it.
    robert B on Apr 20, 2017
    Hot Pink color will show very well
    Craig P on Feb 21, 2017
    have lots of azaleas now....wanted something different....this was it.
    robert B on Apr 20, 2017
    Hardy to zone 6
    Robert P on Apr 15, 2017
    Hot Pink color will show very well
    Craig P on Feb 21, 2017
    Hardy to zone 6
    Robert P on Apr 15, 2017
    What is the height of the actual plant in the 3-gallon size?
    Lizzy B on Mar 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 8-12 inches currently
    Do they come back every year?
    Ann G on Nov 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes they do! Also since they are encore azaleas they bloom multiple times a year!!!
    Can they be kept inside house?
    A shopper on Oct 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes. Just be sure they get a good amount of sun and fertilize often as fertilizer will leach out of the pot when watered. Make sure the pot and soil drain well.

    You may also be interested in the following product(s)