Type: Reblooming Azalea
Mature Size: 4.5′ High, 4′ Wide – Compact, rounded form
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Flower Color: Pink – Semi-double, 2.5″ blooms
Bloom Time: Mid Spring and again in Late Summer to Early Fall
Encore Azaleas like Autumn Carnation are a great choice for yards in our area of Oregon. Autumn Carnation is a heavy bloomer. Spring brings the largest flush of flowers, with additional blooms in late summer-early fall. Its double pink flowers contrast nicely with the glossy green leaves. The foliage turns purple in fall and winter.
The main draw of Encore Azaleas is the repeat blooms, but they have many other great benefits. Encore Azaleas are cold and heat tolerant, so they will handle full sun better than some other evergreen azaleas. They are disease resistant and their tight growth habit makes them easy to care for.
Similar to most azaleas, Encore Azaleas appreciate moist, well draining, acidic soil. When planting, use a good quality planting compost and do not plant too deep. Water them regularly, especially during the first year. When they are in full sun they may need to be watered more frequently. Fertilize with an acid plant food in mid spring and again in early summer.