azalea autumn moonlight have large white blooms with yellow dusted centers Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs produces quite a show of Pure White Flowers Close-up of the bright white flowers of Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrub Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs in full flower
azalea autumn moonlight have large white blooms with yellow dusted centers Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs produces quite a show of Pure White Flowers Close-up of the bright white flowers of Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrub Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs in full flower

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Autumn Moonlight® Encore® Azalea

Rhododendron 'Mootum' PP18416

Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs are a repeat blooming azalea that has semi-double White flowers with yellow throats.

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The beautifully ruffled blooms of Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs are pure white with yellow dusted throats. A robust, upright grower with light green foliage, this variety is great for background plantings.

This shrub makes a great foundation plant because of its medium growth rate. This new variety possesses a unique blooming time and is superior in development. A site sloping to the north or east is usually best because it is less subjected to rapid temperature changes in late fall or early spring; needs wind protection.

Filtered sunlight is ideal, but morning sunlight is best; plants may survive continuous shade if trees have branches pruned high.

Other protection from the afternoon sun may be fences, shrubbery, or screens. Roots of azaleas and rhododendrons are very delicate and unable to penetrate heavy or rocky soils; excellent drainage is crucial. After flowering, new shoots appear and develop more flower buds into the fall and sometimes up to the first frost.


Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Mature Height: 4 to 5 feet
Mature Width: 3.5 to 4 feet
Classification: Upright, broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Part shade to filtered sun
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Light green
Flower Color: Pure white with lightly dusted yellow throat
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
Growzone: 7-10 Autumn Moonlight® Encore® Azalea Hardiness Zone 7-10

How to Care for Autumn Moonlight® Encore® Azalea

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

How do I fertilize Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

How do I fertilize Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring. Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs favor nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer, specifically for shrubs such as Espoma Holly Tone. Follow this up with an early summer application of fertilizer will provide the necessary nutrients and raise the acid level in the soil. Espoma products are easy to use; sprinkle around the base of the plant and water it in. Be careful with products such as Miracle Grow as these products can burn newly planted plants when not used at the recommended rates.

How do I prune Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

How do I prune Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

The best time to trim Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs is after the blossoms have faded and before the new blossom buds have started. If you prune azaleas after the beginning of July, you may not get any flowers on the bush next year. The most important reason for pruning Azalea Shrubs is to improve your plant's overall health. Doing so will reward you with a flush of new growth. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as dieback and allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce more foliage. Another reason for pruning azaleas such as Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea is to redefine the plant’s definition within the landscape.

How do I water Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

How do I water Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs a deep watering. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. You’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’ve been well established. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Soaker Hoses can be used to water when planting a long hedge.

Should I mulch Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

Should I mulch Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch, depending on your local availability. Any mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps keep weeds away that compete for water and nutrients with your new investment. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant. It is also a plant that will respond well to mulching with pine Needles (if available in your area). This will help maintain the acidic condition that Autumn Moonlight Encore Azalea Shrubs thrive.


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