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Autumn Embers Encore Azalea
One of the most popular Encore Azaleas, Autumn Embers produces an abundance of large, 2.5-3 inch diameter, eyecatching deep orange-red double blooms with ruffled petals in spring, summer, and fall against a backdrop of dense, handsome green foliage. Attractive purple foliage provides interest during the cool season. More details below

Autumn Embers Encore Azalea

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FULL GALLON - 7" POT: $26.97
2 GALLON POT: $39.97
3 GALLON POT: $49.97

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Autumn Embers Encore Azalea
Rhododendron hybrid 'Conleb' PP10581


Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b, where this Encore Azalea variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

In 1998, the release of the first reblooming Encore Azalea changed the Azalea world forever. Since then, over 30 Encore varieties have been released. When provided enough sunlight (6 or more hours per day) all varieties bloom in spring and then repeat summer into fall. 

One of the most popular Encore Azaleas, Autumn Embers produces an abundance of large, 2.5-3 inch diameter, eyecatching deep orange-red double blooms with ruffled petals in spring, summer, and fall against a backdrop of dense, handsome green foliage. Attractive purple foliage provides interest during the cool season. University trials have shown Autumn Amethyst to be one of the most cold tolerant varieties in the Encore series. The flowers are attractive to butterflies. 



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide,  Autumn Embers Encore Azalea is a perfect choice for groupings, mass plantings, mid-size hedges or an accent in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. The captivating double flowers also make it one of the most popular selection for growing in containers and pots, which can be strategically placed to dress up decks, patios, porches, and other outdoor living spaces. Because they like sun to part shade, Encores do quite well under tall trees and along woodland borders. Butterflies love the flowers, and blooming branches serve very well for cutting to create stunning indoor floral arrangements.

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b, where this Encore Azalea variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

 

Cultural Preferences

A little good advice goes a long way, especially when it comes to success with azaleas. We've been growing them in our gardens for decades.

Soil.  When planted right, and in the right spot, Encore Azaleas are among the easiest azaleas easy to grow. In the ground, they adapt well to most soil types. That said, some soils such as heavy clay, quick-draining sand, or otherwise poor soils might need to be amended to provide sufficient nutrients, better soil drainage, and/or moisture retention. 

In general, like all other azaleas, the Encores prefer an organically rich, moist but well-drained acidic soil. In containers, we recommend a 50/50 blend of professional potting mix and potting soil. Know that whether growing in the ground or in containers, constantly soggy or wet soil is problematic for azaleas, and most other plants for that matter. 

Sun.  Encore Azaleas will grow in sun or part shade. For best flowering and reblooming, we recommend at least 4 hours or more of direct sunlight per day. All-day lightly filtered sun, such as under tall trees, is okay. In regions that experience very hot summers with intense sunlight, Encore Azaleas might appreciate a break from direct sun during the hottest summer afternoon hours.

Note:  You can find more expert advice under the Planting & Care tab on this page. 



Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful Encore Azalea planting and care advice provided by the experts at Wilson Bros Gardens.



Plant Details

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6b-9b   Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  3'
Width at Maturity:  4'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedges;  6'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Mounding, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Orange-Red
Flower Size:  Medium,  2.5-3"
Flowering Period:  Mid-Spring, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Flower Type:  Semi-Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green, Purple tinted in Winter
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low, Average
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer Resistance (the deer rarely touch ours), Drought (when well established), Clay Soil (heavy clay should be amended), Heat, Humidity, Sun



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Encore azaleas simply are the best most healthy azaleas on the market. If they get enough sun they will bloom at least three times each season. The colors are simply outstanding. Wilson Brothers is without a doubt the best online nursery on the market. Shipment is fast and plants are all outstanding and healthy. I have several local nurseries in my area but Wilson Brothers always sends me far superior plants. ----------------- WBG RESPONSE: Hi Robert - Thanks so much for your compliments! It makes everything we do even more worth the while. I have all 30 varieties of Encore Azaleas growing in my landscape and have yet to lose a single one over the years. That' said, I've been growing azaleas for decades and have learned the basics for easy success, which folks can find under the Planting and Care tabs on this or any other azalea page in our website. Have you tried the new Autumn Fire Encore Azalea? The flower color is indescribable, and it produces LOADS of blooms even at a young age. Thanks again and let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service. Plant long and prosper! - Brent Wilson | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Lawrenceville . on 5/12/2017
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Just Like the Picture
Very pleased with the color and shape of the plant
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Reviewed by:  from Vail, MD. on 2/16/2016
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Beautiful azaleas
I ordered 5 of the encore Azalea's. Colors were Red/Purple/White. They came well packaged and the company was easy to deal with. I still have blooms on the red ones and it's November 7. I will definitely buy more of these.
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Reviewed by:  from Woodburn, OR. on 11/7/2015
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