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Autumn Twist Encore Azalea
Autumn Twist produces an abundance of very large, 3 to 3.5-inch diameter, eye-catching white blooms with purple stripes and freckles on the petals in spring, summer, and fall against dark green foliage. The large arrow-shaped leaves are very similar in appearance to the 'Formosa' Southern Indica Azalea. More details below!

Autumn Twist Encore Azalea

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FULL 1 GALLON - 7" POT: $26.97
2 GALLON POT: $39.97
3 GALLON POT: $48.97

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Autumn Twist Encore Azalea
Rhododendron hybrid 'Conlep' PP12133


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 of the Encore Azalea Series, Autumn Twist produces an abundance of very large, 3 to 3.5-inch diameter, eye-catching white blooms with purple stripes and freckles on the petals in spring, summer, and fall against dark green foliage. The large arrow-shaped leaves are very similar in appearance to the 'Formosa' Southern Indica Azalea. One of the more cold hardy of the Encore Azaleas. looks great planted with Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea!



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide,  Autumn Twist Encore Azalea is a perfect choice for groupings, mass plantings, mid-size hedges or an accent in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. It is also a fine selection for growing in large 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 in 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:  4.5'
Width at Maturity:  4.5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Mounding, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  White and Purple Striped, All White, All Purple
Flower Size:  Medium,  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:  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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5 Stars
Love it!
Love it; it's growing well. It arrived promptly, safely, packaged well. In good order. I expect it will be beautiful soon! --------- WBG RESPONSE: Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Wilson Bros Gardens with your review. Glad to here the Azalea arrived arrived safely and in good order. Let us know if there's anything else we can help you with! Brent Wilson | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Hartwell. on 5/1/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Very healthy and beuatiful
The delivery was on time and the Autumn Twist Azalea was very dense with foliage and very healthy and beautiful. Definitely will be ordering more plants from Wilson Bros Gardens in the future. ----------- WBG RESPONSE: Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and future visitors to Wilson Bros Gardens with your review. Glad the delivery was on time and that you're happy with the quality of the azalea. Let us know if there's anything else we can help you with in the future. We're at your service. Plant long and prosper! Brent Wilson Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Temple. on 4/30/2017
5/5
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Gorgeous
Plant arrived in excellent condition and looks like it's ready to bloom.
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Reviewed by:  from Evansville, IN. on 2/16/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Autumn Twist Encore Azalea - 3 Gallon
I could not find any Encore Azaleas for sale anywhere near where I live - so I went online and found this one for sale by Wilson Bros Gardens. Before ordering, I called them for more information about these bushes - and asked if it will survive in the climate where I live - Southwest Pennsylvania. I was told that since we have very cold winters, I will need to protect it during the winter months - at least for the first few years until it is well established. The Encore Azalea arrived at my house in absolutely perfect condition - unbelievable! I planted it as directed - and it looks gorgeous. Thank you so much!
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Reviewed by:  from Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. on 6/14/2015
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