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Azalea Autumn Ruby Shrubs for Sale Online
Autumn Ruby Encore Azalea Shrubs is a dwarf azalea growing 2½ feet tall by 3 feet across which boasts a tremendous display of lush, large 2½-inch true red single 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 Ruby Shrubs is 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, Azalea Autumn Ruby Shrubs are a great choice for borders, mass plantings, or attractive patio containers.
|Mature Height:||2 to 2.5 feet|
|Mature Width:||2.5 to 3 feet|
|Classification:||Dwarf, Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Part Shade to filtered sun|
|Flower Color:||Dark Red, single|
|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|
How to Care for Autumn Ruby Encore Azalea
After purchasing your Azalea Autumn Ruby Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant!
How do I water Azalea Autumn Ruby Shrubs?
Encore Azaleas prefer a well hydrated environment, but they cannot sit in water for long periods of time. Water that does not drain away will cause root rot. Depending on how quickly or slowly your soil drains water will determine how frequently you should water your Encore Autumn Ruby Azalea, as well as sun exposure and seasonal heat. When you first plant your azalea, give the ground a long, healthy watering. Then, for the next few days, check the soil daily to see how quickly or slowly it begins to feel dry. When the top inch of the soil (about the length to your first knuckle) are fairly dry to the touch, then water for a 5 second count for each gallon size your plant arrived in. A 3 gallon pot will need a 15 second count when watering, etc. This way you can keep your azalea happy and avoid the risks of overwatering.
How do I fertilize Azalea Autumn Ruby Shrubs?
Autumn Ruby Azaleas bloom multiple times throughout the year, so you want to make sure and fertilize at optimal times in order to feed your azalea right when it needs it and no more. We recommend fertilizing either at the very first signs of spring, or right after the spring cycle of blooms are complete. It's better to fertilize earlier in the year than later, even though the Ruby Azaleas will bloom again for you in the fall, since they are sensitive when it comes to fertilizer. They like their soil to have some acidity, and they benefit from fertilizers that provide just the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.
How do I mulch Azalea Autumn Ruby Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Azalea Autumn Ruby 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 with your new investment for water and nutrients. 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 is 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). Doing so will help maintain the acidic condition that Azalea Autumn Ruby Shrubs thrive.
What is the right sun exposure for my azalea autumn ruby shrub?
Ruby Azaleas bloom in the spring and again in the fall, but having the right sun exposure for your azaleas will ensure that all of their bloom cycles are full and spectacular. While they can handle full sun and will be OK in partial shade, making sure they get about 4 to 6 hours of sun will help encourage those iconic fluffy fuchsia blossoms multiple times in the year. If that means that they are in morning light on a north-facing wall or filtered shade on a south or west facing garden would work. East facing landscapes will often provide the softest balance of light, depending on where you live.