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Autumn Sunburst Azalea for Sale Online
One of the newest Encore Azaleas, Autumn Sunburst Azalea, is a bright highlight in the garden with compact growth habits and blooming profusely in spring and summer, and fall. Coral-Pink-colored flowers are sure to be the highlight of your landscape.
Autumn Sunburst Azalea Shrubs produce unique blooms that are coral pink with white ruffled edges and stand out again from the compact dark green foliage. Use this re-blooming azalea in your landscape or garden as a specimen, accent, low hedge, or foundation.
Autumn Sunburst Azalea Shrubs are also great for planting in large pots either in a mixed container or a standalone. Plant your Autumn Sunburst Encore Azaleas in slightly acidic well-drained garden soil in an area that receives full to part sun for best bloom performance and fertilize in spring with a slow-release granular fertilizer to keep the blooms coming all season long!
|Mature Height:||2.5 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||3.5 feet|
|Classification:||Upright, broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Part shade to filtered sun|
|Flower Color:||Coral pink blooms with white ruffled edges single to semi-double form|
|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 Sunburst® Encore® Azalea
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
What is the Right Sun Exposure For my Azalea?
Sunburst Azaleas bloom in the spring and again in the fall, but having the proper 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. That means they are in morning light on a north-facing wall or in the 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.
How do I Mulch Autumn Sunburst Azalea Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Autumn Azalea Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will 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 of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant. This 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 Sunburst Azalea Shrubs thrive in.
How Do I Water Autumn Sunburst Azalea Shrubs?
Autumn Azaleas prefer a well-hydrated environment, but they cannot sit in water for long periods. 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 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) is dry to the touch, then water for a 5-second count for each gallon-size your plant arrived. 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 My Autumn Azalea?
Azalea Shrubs bloom multiple times throughout the year, so you want to make sure and fertilize at optimal times to feed your azalea right when it needs it and no more. We recommend fertilizing either at the first signs of spring or right after the spring cycle of blooms is complete. It's better to fertilize earlier in the year than later, even though the Sunburst 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.