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Azalea Autumn Bravo Shrubs for Sale Online
Autumn Bravo Encore Azalea Shrubs (Rhododendron 'Autumn Bravo') is a mid-sized azalea growing 4 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide.
They boast a tremendous display of lush, large 2½-inch true red 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. Autumn Bravo Encore Azalea is a great ornamental plant that livens up the landscape with bright colors throughout multiple seasons.
|Mature Height:||4 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Classification:||Dwarf, broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Part shade to filtered sun|
|Flower Color:||Rich, velvety red blooms|
|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 Bravo® Encore® Azalea
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I plant my Autumn Bravo Shrub?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Azalea Autumn Bravo Shrubs plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. 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 young feeder roots of Azalea Autumn Fire Shrubs spread through loose, nutrient-rich soil.
How do I mulch Azalea Autumn Bravo Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Azalea Autumn Bravo 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's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant. The azalea 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 Bravo Shrubs thrive.
How do I water Azalea Autumn Bravo Shrubs?
After backfilling and lightly compacting soil, give the Azalea Autumn Bravo 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 on the plant daily for the first week or so. After the first week, you can check on the plant every other day. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks after planting. Be sure not to water directly at the foliage but rather at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I fertilize Azalea Autumn Bravo Shrubs?
Azalea Autumn Bravo Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring. Autumn Bravo Encore Azalea favors nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization. When selecting a fertilizer for your Azalea Autumn Bravo Shrubs, use a balanced fertilizer blended for shrubs such as Espoma Holly Tone. It's also good to acidify your soil by using an Espoma soil acidifier once a year. Doing so will maintain the proper environment for your azaleas. Apply in early spring for abundant foliage and blooms.