Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs

Rhododendron 'Robleza' PPAF

Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs are a repeat blooming azalea that has true red colored flowers. The bright green evergreen foliage makes a great backdrop for the Red colored flowers. Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs are a great addition to any garden due to its long bloom period. Autumn Bonfire Azalea blooms in the spring, summer and again in the fall. Great for use as a foundation shrub or can be kept trimmed as a small hedge. Extremely cold hardy.

Growzone: 6-9

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3 Gallon Pot $59.95
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This Plants Growzone: 6-9
Growing Zone: 5-9
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Classification: Dwarf, Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Part Shade to filtered sun
Habit: Dwarf
Foliage: Light Green
Flower Color: True Crimson Red semi-double
Pruning Season: Pruning not needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, or containers

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Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs are a fast-growing dwarf azalea, the new Autumn Bonfire azalea glows with numerous, true red, semi-double and single blooms in spring, summer, and fall. Autumn Bonfire holds its bright green foliage color year-round.

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Full Description

Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs is a dwarf azalea growing 3 feet tall by 3 feet across which boasts a tremendous display of lush, large 2½-inch true red semi-double blooms in the spring. Additional flushes of blooms develop in the summer and again in the fall. The attractive evergreen foliage also provides year round seasonal interest with its glossy, dark green coloration during the growing season that darkens to a saturated purple bronze during the winter months. Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs are a great ornamental plant that livens up the landscape with bright colors throughout multiple seasons. Although not a traditional perennial, this reliable shrub provides ornamental value in the landscape for numerous years. With its multi-seasonal landscape appeal, reliable performance and ease of production, Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea is a great choice for borders, mass plantings or in attractive patio containers.

Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Good soil drainage is essential (plants do not like “wet feet”). Poor drainage inevitably leads to root rot on Encore Azalea Autumn Bonfire, therefore raised beds/plantings should be considered in heavy clay soils. Shallow, fibrous root systems will benefit greatly from a mulch (e.g., wood chips, bark or pine needles) to help retain moisture and stabilize soil temperatures.Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Azalea Autumn Bonfire Shrubs to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep especially on Azaleas. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Plant Encore azaleas in locations that receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.

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Additional Information

History and introduction of Encore Azaleas: 

Invented by plant breeder Robert E. "Buddy" Lee of Independence, La., the evergreen Encore® Azaleas enjoy more sun than traditional azaleas, but offer the same easy care. Lee first envisioned Encore Azaleas in the early 1980's when he found a tray of azalea cuttings blooming in the summer sun at his small Louisiana azalea nursery. Inspired, he began crossing traditional spring-blooming azaleas with the rare Taiwanese summer-blooming azalea, Rhododendron oldhamii. Robert E. “Buddy” Lee is the Director of Plant Innovations at Plant Development Services, Inc. Buddy is one of the most respected plant breeders and horticulturists in North America, with over 30 years’ experience in nursery management, breeding, propagation and new plant development. Buddy is one of the most respected plant breeders and horticulturalists in North America, with over 30 years’ experience in nursery management, breeding, propagation and new plant development. He is active in numerous organizations, including the Azalea Society of America, the International Plant Propagators Society, and the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association. In 2000, the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association recognized Buddy Lee’s significant contribution to the industry by presenting him with a Professional Achievement Award; and in 2007, the Azalea Society of America awarded him the Society’s Distinguished Service Award.