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Azalea Encore Carnation Shrubs for Sale Online
Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea Shrubs are ruffled with pink semi-double blooms all year round. The dazzling flowers of Azalea Carnation are the perfect complement to the glossy, dark green leaves that appear in the spring or summer.
These magnificent flowers are sure to turn heads and create an instant curb appeal. Azalea Encore Carnation Shrubs are a stunning addition to any garden and are loved for their iconic pink blooms in spring, summer, and fall.
Hardy from USDA zones 6-10, these shrubs are low maintenance, high reward. Ideal conditions for the Carnation Azalea include at least 4-6 hours of sunshine. Grown best in conditions of full sun to part shade, these evergreen shrubs are known to thrive in some very intense circumstances. Beyond the sun, your Azaleas will also enjoy slightly acidic soil.
This rhododendron is a cold-hardy plant that is frost-tolerant. Use this azalea in your landscape or garden as a specimen, accent, low hedge, or foundation shrub. Azalea Encore Carnation Shrub also looks stunning in mass plantings for a wall of unimaginable color.
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Classification:||Dwarf, broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Part shade to filtered sun|
|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 Carnation® Encore® Azalea
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How to plant an autumn carnation azalea?
When planting your newly purchased Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea Shrubs dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because these products will retain too much moisture and cause the root system to rot. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Plant Encore azaleas in locations that receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a starter fertilizer that provides plants with a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot.
How do I water Azalea Encore Carnation Shrubs?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea Shrub 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. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. You’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’ve been well established. Water 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 Encore Carnation Shrubs?
Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring. Azalea Autumn Carnation Shrubs favors nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer blended for shrubs such as Espoma Holly Tone. Our ideal fertilizer schedule for azaleas is to apply an early spring fertilizer with a product such as Espoma Tree-tone or Plant-tone will give the plant a boost of nitrogen for healthy abundant foliage. Follow this up with an early summer application of Espoma Holly-Tone, to provide the necessary nutrients and raise the acid level in the soil that Azaleas favor. Espoma products are easy to use; sprinkle around the base of the plant and water it in.
How do I mulch Azalea Encore Carnation Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Azalea Encore Carnation 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. Its 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 azaleas thrive in.