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Azalea Autumn Chiffon Shrubs for Sale Online
Autumn Chiffon Encore Azalea Shrubs are a large encore azalea that packs a powerful punch of pale pink color. Its glossy, dark green foliage deepens to a saturated purple bronze in winter adding year-round appeal to gardens. Great when used as a background shrub in borders or foundation plantings.
During the Spring, the trumpet-shaped flowers form in large clusters at the end of each branch and cover the entire shrub. Perfect for smaller gardens Autumn Chiffon only grows to a height of 2-3ft. In the spring and summer, it creates a beautiful array of blooming flowers and during the fall and winter, the shrub is a beautiful backdrop to other flowering plants in your beds and gardens due to its evergreen habit.
|Hardiness Zone:||7 - 10|
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||2.5 to 3.5 feet|
|Classification:||Dwarf, Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Part Shade to filtered sun|
|Flower Color:||Light Pink Flowers with a darker Pink Center|
|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 Chiffon Encore Azalea
Before you purchase your Autumn Chiffon Azalea, read our recommended care instructions to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come!
How do I water Azalea Autumn Chiffon 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 Chiffon 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 Chiffon Shrubs?
Autumn Chiffon 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 Chiffon 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. Espoma Flower-tone is a good go-to for bloomers like Chiffon Azaleas.
How do I mulch Azalea Autumn Chiffon Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Azalea Autumn Chiffon 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 Chiffon Shrubs thrive.
How Do I Prune My Azalea Autumn Chiffon Shrub?
Encore azaleas typically do not need much pruning or deadheading at all, and pruning them at the wrong times can interrupt their bloom cycles. Some light pruning will help stimulate growth, so if you do choose to prune, focus on the older branches and make sure to prune early in the spring or immediately after the spring bloom cycle is over.