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Autumn Majesty Encore Azalea for Sale Online
We love our Encore Azaleas here at Garden Goods for so many reasons, and the Autumn Majesty Encore Azaleas are no exception. Brand new for 2021, these evergreen Azaleas have a dwarf, compact growing habit, and they produce the most stunning fuchsia blossoms in the spring and the fall.
These flowers are real show-stoppers, with a range of purple hues speckled inside ruffled, semi-double blooms. The Autumn Majesty Azalea will shine brightly in any garden with its luxurious, fluffy, bright purple flowers framed against dark green leaves. Brighten your garden in the new year with the latest exclusive Encore Azalea for 2021, the Autumn Majesty.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to partial shade, filtered morning light is best|
|Habit:||Compact, rounded, repeat bloomer|
|Pruning Season:||Immediately after spring flowering, very little needed|
|Soil Condition:||Very well draining soil|
|Water Requirements:||Even moisture, do not let them dry out|
|Uses:||Flower beds, borders, wind buffers, container gardens, ornamentals|
How to Care for Autumn Majesty Encore Azalea
Before you purchase your Autumn Majesty Encore Azalea, read our recommended care instructions to keep your plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant my Autumn Majesty Encore Azalea Shrubs?
Autumn Majesty Azaleas prefer to stay moist but must have well-draining soil. We highly recommend that you amend your soil before planting your Autumn Majesties to make sure they become established successfully and thrive. Clay soils are too dense and the roots will not breathe and grow. First, dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball. Then, amend the soil in the bottom of the hole to be an even mix of native soil and organic material, such as peat moss, pine bark, or compost material. Position your azalea in the hole so that it is not too deep (the potting mix it arrived in should be slightly visible when done), and backfill the hole with the same 50/50 mix. Pat gently when finished, layer with organic mulch and water thoroughly.
How do I water Autumn Majesty Encore Azalea Shrubs?
Encore 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 Encore Autumn Majesty 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.
When should I fertilize Autumn Majesty Azalea Shrubs?
Autumn Majesty Azaleas 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 Majesty 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 go-to for bloomers like Majesty Azaleas.
What is the right sun exposure for my Majesty Azaleas?
Majesty 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.