Have you considered adding Encore Azaleas to your landscape, but aren’t sure where to start? Let Woodie help you out.
Information on our best selling Encore Azaleas:
Red Encore Azaleas:
Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea: A fast-growing dwarf azalea, the new Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea glows with numerous, true red, semi-double and single blooms in spring, summer and fall. Autumn Bonfire holds its bright green foliage year-round.
Autumn Fire Encore Azalea: Autumn Fire Encore Azalea is a dwarf azalea that packs a powerful punch of rich, true red color with semi-double velvety blooms. Its glossy, dark green foliage deepens to a saturated purple bronze in winter adding year round appeal to gardens.
Autumn Ruby Encore Azalea: Encore Autumn Ruby is a slightly smaller variety with petite, ruby red single blossoms in spring and then, again, in fall. Perfect for smaller gardens. Prefers well drained, slightly acidic soil and afternoon shade.
Purple Flowering Encore Azaleas:
Autumn Amethyst Encore Azalea: Autumn Amethyst Encore Azalea provides year-round interest in the landscape with its deep pinkish-purple blooms lasting spring into fall and its dark green evergreen foliage that takes on purplish hues in the winter. This is one of the most cold-hardy Encore® Azaleas.
Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea: A robust upright variety with deep green foliage and large rich purple blooms Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea was voted Azalea of the Year by the American Rhododendron Society.
White Flowering Encore Azaleas:
Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea: The beautiful ruffled blooms of Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea are pure white with yellow dusted throats. A robust, upright grower with light green foliage.
Bi-colored Encore Azaleas:
Autumn Sunburst Encore Azalea: One of the newest Encore Azaleas, Sunburst is a bright highlight in the garden, growing compactly and blooming profusely in spring, summer and fall. Its unique blooms are coral pink with white ruffled edges and stand out against the compact dark green foliage.
Autumn Twist Encore Azalea: Perhaps the most unique of the Encore Azalea family, Autumn Twist produces an abundance of large, eye-catching white and purple striped blooms in spring, summer, and fall against dark green foliage. Some blooms may be all purple or all white which provides a multi-color effect. One of the most popular in the series.
How to Care for your Encore Azaleas:
Encore Azaleas are best planted in Full to Partial Sun unlike other Azalea Types which prefer shade. Very little is needed as far as care is concerned.. A supplemental watering is sometimes beneficial during periods of prolonged drought. If after many years your Encore’s seem tired they can be pruned hard. Doings this in the spring is the best opportunity as the plant has the most vigor during the spring. Encore Azaleas do benefit from the addition of acid to the soil and this can be done by simply spreading used coffee grounds around the plants. We’ve written a great article on using coffee grounds in the garden which you can read by clicking HERE.
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