Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea

Rhodondron 'Autumn Royalty'

Growzone: 6-9

This captivating, compact evergreen shrub is bathed in clusters of beautiful violet purple blooms that will emerge all season.

 

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1 GAL $27.95
3 GAL $46.95

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This captivating, compact evergreen shrub is bathed in clusters of beautiful violet purple blooms that will emerge all season; an excellent choice to mass in groupings as a focal point of the garden; must have rich acidic soil. Encore Azalea Autumn Royalty is bathed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented purple trumpet-shaped flowers with a hot pink flare at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has dark green foliage. The glossy narrow leaves of Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea remain dark green of throughout the winter. Voted Azalea of the Year by the American Rhododendron Society.

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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.