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Encore Azaleas

Encore Azaleas

People who adore spring-blooming azaleas can now enjoy an explosion of colors season after season with the Encore Azalea. Each of the many Encore varieties begins their performance with the spring flowering season. Once this “first act” of blooming concludes, new shoots begin to grow and set new buds. The Encore Azalea’s “second act” opens when these buds begin blooming into full color during the summer. This unique bloom season continues through the fall, with the curtain dropping with the onset of colder weather. This is followed by the show beginning anew in the spring.

Info and Care of Encore Azaleas

Size

Encore Azaleas grow on average to 2.5 to 3 feet tall, with some varieties getting even larger. Regardless, all varieties can be trimmed to maintain a smaller size after their initial spring bloom.

Light

Encores can grow in full sun or filtered shade. They prefer morning sun and too much shade will result in reduced blooms and poor performance.

Soil

Does best in slightly acidic, well-drained soil with some organic matter added in.

Water

Encore azaleas like to have slightly moist soil when first planted. Keep your Encores watered in the summer to keep the soil moist but not sopping wet. Once established (after the first year), Encores should not need regular watering unless there are periods of excessive drought.

Fertilizer

Use Espoma Holly Tone or any azalea fertilizer in spring. Do not fertilize again until after August.

Varieties

See below for just some of the many varieties of Encore Azaleas carried by Meadows Farms Nurseries. Be advised that not all locations carry every variety, so please call your local Meadows Farms location for availability.

  • AUTUMN AMETHYST

    Autumn Amethyst Encore Azalea

    Clusters of blooms that are hot pink with lavender highlights cover this azalea in mid-spring and again for a lighter encore in fall; deep green glossy foliage turns dark purple in winter; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained.

  • AUTUMN ANGEL

    Autumn Angel Encore Azalea

    Clusters of elegant, pure white blooms cover this azalea in mid-spring and tends to re-bloom all season; an upright shrub that is great for low hedging or containers; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained.

  • AUTUMN CHIFFON

    Autumn Chiffon Encore Azalea

    Clustered blooms that are light pink with a deep pink blotch cover this azalea in mid-spring with additional, lighter flushes in summer and fall; deep green glossy foliage emerges light green; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained.

  • AUTUMN EMBERS

    Autumn Embers Encore Azalea

    This captivating, compact evergreen shrub is bathed in clusters of beautiful reddish-orange blooms that will emerge all season; an excellent choice to mass in groupings as a focal point of the garden; must have rich acidic soil.

  • AUTUMN EMPRESS

    Autumn Empress Encore Azalea

    Clusters of semi-double blooms that are a medium pink cover this azalea in mid-spring and again for a lighter encore in fall; an upright shrub that is great for planting in groups; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained.

  • AUTUMN PRINCESS

    Autumn Princess Encore Azalea

    Clustered salmon pink double bloomscover this azalea in mid-spring with additional, lighter flushes in summer and fall; deep green glossy foliage turns deep burgundy in fall and winter; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained.

  • AUTUMN ROUGE

    Autumn Rouge Encore Azalea

    Clusters of blooms that are a rich red with pink highlights cover this azalea in mid-spring and again for a lighter encore in fall; an upright shrub that is great for planting in groups; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained.

  • AUTUMN ROYALTY

    Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea

    This captivating, compact evergreen shrub is bathed in clusters of beautiful violet purple blooms that will emerge all season; an excellent choice to mass in groupings as a focal point of the garden; must have rich acidic soil.

  • AUTUMN SANGRIA

    Autumn Sangria Encore Azalea

    Clusters of blooms that are stunning hot pink cover this azalea in mid-spring and again for a lighter encore in fall; an upright shrub that is great for planting in groups; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained.

  • AUTUMN TWIST

    Autumn Twist Encore Azalea

    This interesting, compact evergreen shrub is bathed in clusters of beautiful purple and white striped blooms that will emerge all season; an excellent choice to mass in groupings as a focal point of the garden; must have rich acidic soil.

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