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Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea 
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"Autumn Debutante" Encore Azaleas are the most desired pink flowering hedges out there. They keep exploding with incredible flowers... while your neighbor's azaleas are done blooming for the year.

Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea

Only Pink Azalea that Blooms Spring Summer and Fall

Size: 2 Gallon

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Size: 1 Gallon

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Size: 3 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Autumn Debutante Encore Azaleas give you recurring pink flowers from spring until Thanksgiving… or later! 

Autumn Debutante will give you 3 distinct seasons of blooms … spring, summer and fall. In spring, the Debutante will color your world for weeks on end with full fragrant blooms. 

While this is the expected from any azalea, what would it be worth to you if your new beautiful pink bloomer repeated that scented show in summer and fall as well? These shrubs add an abundance of pink blooms to your yard… while everything else is a dull green. 

Imagine your front walk lined with amazing shades of rich pink like a marching cotillion to your front door, three seasons out of the year. 

Even better, you don’t have to fertilize Encore Azaleas … they do fine with hardly any maintenance. We feed ours anyway… just to see how big we can get the blooms to grow. It isn’t necessary, but if you want a high performing Azalea, lightly fertilize for an amazing show. 

Matures to 4 ft. tall, and will fit anywhere in your landscape… but be sure to plant these where everyone can see. 

Fast Growing Trees Nursery grows your Encore Azaleas larger than most nurseries. We make sure that your Azaleas have well developed roots… so they bloom quicker, grow faster and are more adaptable. 

Unfortunately, we only have a limited supply of Autumn Debutante Encore Azaleas each year. They’re in such high demand, they’ll likely sell out soon. Be sure to order these amazing bloomers in time for the next show of flowers!

Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 4 ft.
Mature Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Azalea x 'Roblel'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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So Glad I Potted this Azalea
I lost two of these beautiful azalea plants over that last three years. I potted them and left them outside. This particular azalea I put into a large pot and it bloomed all summer and into the early fall. When the first frost was announced, I brought it inside and put it into a southwest facing window. It is Thanksgiving time and it's blooming again! It did lose a lot of leaves in the transition to the inside, but it seems to have recovered nicely. When it's warm again, I will put it outside.
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So far so good
Got the 2 azaleas planted right away and I now have some blooms, so it was barely 2 months . We have had lots of rain in the past 3 weeks so I hope they hold up well we are in central Florida close to the gulf.
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How far apart do you plant them?
William G on Apr 22, 2015
Best Answer: If yo want a hedge, plant them 3 feet apart. If you are planting it so the whole plant shows, plant 4 feet from neighboring plants.
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Where is the best place to plant my azalea and will last in IN winter? I have to plant
it on the East side
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: The Encore Azaleas like to have morning sun and afternoon shade, in a well-drained soil with plenty of moisture. They will take more shade than this, but might have fewer blooms but they have to have good drainage, an a fair amount of water. The Autumn Debutante Azalea is hardy only to Zone 6b, and there are only a couple of zone 6b locations in Indiana - by the Lake and down around the southern part of the state around Louisville and the border of Kentucky. If you live in the zone 6b area, you should be fine growing this Azalea. If you live in the zone 6a part of the state, you can grow it with winter protection, especially in really cold snaps. If you live in the zone 5 part of the state, you need to consider another shrub to fill your need.
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do you have embers ,royaty, Angel and Debutante in 4 ins pots?
Serlene P on Feb 5, 2015
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Would this shrub do well if I planted it in a foundation bed facing south? I live in NW Ohio a few miles south of Lake Erie/Maumee Bay. I am in zone 6. I know that some azaleas do not do well facing south.
Irene on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: The Encore Azaleas take more sun than most Azaleas do, so you should be fine. You will need to make sure they have water during hot, dry spells to keep them flourishing and repeating their bloom during the summer.
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How fast do these grow? If I get a 1 gal size how long til it reaches 4' x 4'?
Elisha P on Apr 16, 2015
Best Answer: The medium-sized Encore Azaleas like Debutante will grow 8-12 or more inches a year if given good growing conditions. It should be reaching its 4 foot mature size in 4-5 years.
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How can you go from 23.00, to 73.00 ??? A little crazy ...
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The difference in price has to do with the maturity of the plant. A 3 gallon plant required more time and care to develop and is therefore more expensive than a 1 gallon plant. If you have the time to nurture the plant yourself buy a 1 gallon plant, but if you want instant results get the 3 gallon plant. Hope this helps.
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Can I plant Autumn Debutante Encore Azaleas in my south facing foundation bed?
Irene on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: Autumn Debutante Encore Azaleas due well in areas that receive full to partial sunlight so a Southward facing area should be fine. They prefer afternoon shade to morning shade.
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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