Autumn Fire Encore Azalea

Fall in LOVE with the ROMANTIC, RED blooms of the Autumn Fire!

  • Vibrant, True Red blooms for 3 seasons
  • 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

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

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Fall in LOVE with the ROMANTIC, RED blooms of the newest variety of Encore Azalea, Autumn Fire!

You won't find another azalea with the perfect, semi-double, 2.5 inch, true RED blooms for three seasons!  The beautiful blooms covering this azalea giving a stunning contrast to its deep green foliage that you won't soon forget!  You will enjoy year-round color with vibrant RED blooms in spring, summer, and fall and unique purple-bronze leaves in winter.

This dwarf variety will reach a height of about 2.5 feet tall and 3 feet wide at maturity.  Autumn Fire Encore Azaleas thrive in full to partial sun and well drained soil.  For best flowering choose a location with 4-6 hours of full sun and apply a slow release azalea fertilizer in early spring and again in mid-summer.  Encore Azaleas are disease and pest resistant as well as low maintenance.  There is no need to prune this easy to maintain dwarf variety.

You can't go wrong with the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea!  Treat yourself to a little romance today!

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, Well-drained, Fertile
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Red
Botanical Name Rhododendron ‘Roblez’ PPAF

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How To Care for your new Autumn Fire 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.

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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.  

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These have the most beautiful color of red blooms. I highly recommend these plants.
January 6, 2017
5 months ago
Beautiful healthy plants
These plants were received in record time, packaged very safely and they appear to be amazingly hardy and healthy. Too soon to evaluate their growth and bloom but so far, I love them.
May 20, 2017
1 week ago
Very Nice Azaleas
The eight Encore Autumn Fire azaleas arrived in very good condition and earlier than expected. Too soon to comment on how the plants fare.
April 28, 2017
1 month ago
Arrived quickly and in good condition
I think I'm going to love these Azaleas.
May 6, 2017
3 weeks ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
multi season blooms
Judi R on May 22, 2017
year round color and hardiness.
Linda B on May 16, 2017
multi season blooms
Judi R on May 22, 2017
multi bloom feature
Judith Ann R on May 16, 2017
year round color and hardiness.
Linda B on May 16, 2017
Replacing plants in my front garden. Love the red color.
Dendra W on May 11, 2017
beautiful vibrant red color
VINCENT M on May 2, 2017
My Mother Chose it
Thomas L on Apr 30, 2017
I have several Encore Azaleas and they look great!
KEITH E on Apr 27, 2017
Hot red for the backyard Main Attraction between the edge of the deck and the fenceline.
Edith T on Apr 13, 2017
I wanted a really red azalea and thought this looked perfect. Hope I'm right.
Melaine A on Apr 12, 2017
Love the color
Robert P on Apr 7, 2017
Long blooming good quality plants. Very touchy in alkaline soil.
Dennis R on Apr 5, 2017
Wanted flowers in the front and love combining the two tones, along with the new purple short crape myrtle.
BARBARA N on Jan 31, 2017
love the color
Tracie H on Nov 30, 2016
Because it is a nice dark red, it is dwarf, and it reblooms
Judy E on Nov 5, 2016
It's a beautiful plant with great blooms.
Bryan A on Sep 10, 2016
Replace another plant in flowerbeds.
jmcamp on Jul 31, 2016
multi bloom feature
Judith Ann R on May 16, 2017
Replacing plants in my front garden. Love the red color.
Dendra W on May 11, 2017
How much sun is too much for these plants?
John W on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These can grow in full sun

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