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Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea

Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea

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FULL GALLON - 7" POT: $18.97
2 GALLON POT: $32.97

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Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea
Rhododendron hybrid 'Robles' PP22762

Autumn Lilac produces an abundance of exceptionally beautiful large true lavender blooms in spring, summer and fall against rich green foliage. Autumn Lilac was bred for cold hardiness and selected for its rounded growth habit.

Encore Azaleas perform best in an acidic, well-drained soil rich in organic matter and full sun to part shade. As with so many other ornamental plants, constantly soggy soil can cause root rot and other plant diseases. For best flowering, we recommend 5 hours or more of direct sun per day. USDA Zones: 6a-9b   Find Your Zone >

Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b   Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  3-4'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedges;  6' for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Mounding, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  True Lavender
Flower Size:  Medium,  2-3"
Flowering Period:  Mid-Spring, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Flower Type:  Single
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:  Drought (when established), Dry Soil, Heat, Sun


With a mature height of 3 feet tall and width of 3.5 feet, Autumn Lilac is considered one of the "dwarfs" in the Encore Azalea family. It's smaller size makes it a perfect choice where a low growing plant is needed in home foundation plantings or up front in shrub or pathway borders.

Landscape / Garden Uses:  Accent, Background, Containers/Planters, Entryway, Erosion Control, Flowering Shrub Border, Groupings, Hedges, Home Foundation Plantings, Mass Planting, Landscape Borders, Specimen, Under Tall Pines and Other Large Trees (with adequate sunlight), Sunnt to Partially Shaded Woodland Borders

Theme Gardens:  Asian/Japanese Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Rock Gardens, Wildlife Gardens

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4 Stars
Healthy plants
The plants were well packaged with very little damage when received. They seem to be healthy and don't show any signs of shock after being planted. They are not in bloom at the moment so I can't truly complete a final review until the colors are actually confirmed to be what was ordered. So far..so good though. ----------- WBG RESPONSE: Hi Mark - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review. If the past means anything then your Encore Azaleas have about a 99.99999% chance of being to to variety and color:-) I can't remember the last time there was a mix-up. That said, if by chance any of yours aren't true to variety just let us know and we'll ship a replacement out right away. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!
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Reviewed by:  from The Villages, FL. on 5/13/2017
5 Stars
Excellent specimen
Excellent specimen and one of the most outstanding colors in the Encore group. As usual Wilson Brothers sends only high quality plants. ---------- WBG RESPONSE: We agree....one of the best of the Encores. Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your review! Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. Plant long and prosper!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Lawrenceville . on 3/30/2017