Type: Reblooming Azalea
Mature Size: 3′ High, 3.5′ Wide – Dwarf
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Flower Color: Red – Ruffled 2.5″ blooms
Bloom Time: Mid Spring and again in Late Summer to Early Fall
Encore Azaleas like Autumn Embers are an excellent landscaping option in the Pacific Northwest where our soil is in the pH range that they prefer. Autumn Embers is a striking evergreen shrub that will really stand out with its blazing red, semi-double flowers. The heaviest flush of red blooms comes in spring with lighter blooming again in late summer, early fall.
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.