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The ideal plant for azalea lovers. "Autumn Embers" Encore Azaleas give you bright red blooms for up to 9 months... much longer than typical varieties. This is the plant that makes beginners look like master gardeners.

Autumn Embers Encore Azalea

Only Red Azalea that Blooms Spring Summer and Fall

Size: 3 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn Embers 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 need 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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So red, your neighbors will think your lawn is on fire! In fact, they named this plant “Autumn Embers” for just that reason… their bright red blooms!

These repeat blooming Azaleas will not only make your yard hotter … your neighbors will be green with envy at your eye-catching plants.

The Encore Azalea series has revolutionized the ornamental plant world. If brilliance is what you seek to give your yard curb appeal, then look no further! Plant in rows and be rewarded with an abundance of red color!

Brilliant scarlet blooms spread across a rich green background. Perhaps the best part- these plants need hardly any attention. Since your Encore Azaleas come with developed root systems, they will quickly adapt to your climate and landscape.

You get plenty of scintillating pizzazz with the Autumn Embers. It is an easy to grow, trouble-free plant we know will set your yard on fire.

You don’t even have to fertilize your Azaleas … they do fine without any help. However, if you want to see how big your blooms can get, lightly fertilize.

Red looks great when complimented with white! Check out our white bloomers, the Autumn Angel Encore Azaleas, for a beautiful contrast.

Our Nursery grows your Azaleas larger than most nurseries, so that your plants will adapt easily to your environment… while giving you huge, recurring blooms. This may be the reason why we’ve sold so many this year. Order yours soon before we completely sell out!

Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 3-4 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Azalea x 'Conleb'
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Autumn Embers Encore Azalea

Specific Directions for Autumn Embers Encore Azalea

Plant your Autumn Embers Encore azaleas in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Encore Azaleas prefer to get some afternoon shade, they can tolerate full sunlight.

Your Autumn Embers Encore Azaleas will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay, as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil moist, but not over saturated. Your Encore Azaleas will only need extra water during times of drought.

In the early Spring and early Fall give your Autumn Embers Encore Azaleas some acidic fertilizer then sit back and watch the show. Autumn Embers Encore Azaleas bloom in the Spring and again in the Fall!

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Autumn Embers 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 Embers 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 Embers 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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I bought two plants this spring. By summer one had died completely and the second one is still struggling and is not blooming.
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December 31, 2012
This is more orangey than I thought it would be. The pictures look like a true bright red but it it is more of a red-orange.
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
Just purchased two autumn embers. They've been planted here in Cape Coral, FL for about 3 weeks. Unbelievable, but they are flowering now, in the winter. They have about ten blossoms on them. Beautiful red color. Love these azaleas.
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
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I was looking for he perfect house warming gift and found this collection of azalea's. Liked he web site, information - helped me pic right for our climate. The plants were well packaged, large and healthy. I've got mine in a pot and it is in full bloom and the person I gave the others to says her is blooming as well. I'm planning on changing states for retirement soon, so I needed an azalea that could span both ranges. I would recommend this site to everyone and it was recommended by Encore Azalea directly so I felt good about that. I would love to have a full brochure.
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October 5, 2014
8 months ago
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Really lovely plant that has been blooming since about three days in the ground! Give it a lot of water in a partially sunny area and it will take off. Just a new planting now but we're hopeful for a long and good show.
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September 21, 2014
9 months ago
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Purchased 5- 1 gal. azaleas last spring, planted as instructed, they bloomed, seemed to be doing great and this spring they were all never made it through the Pennsylvania winter
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
i am really impressed with autumn embers azalea! they already had flowers when i received them this spring and have been in continuous bloom ever since then. now if i can just get them through a midwest winter!
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December 31, 2012
Wonderful. Planted in September. Two days before our national Thanksgiving, autumn looks like spring....DC..
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November 25, 2014
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How far apart do you plant them for a hedge ?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: I would plant them three feet apart. They will probably grow three feet wide . They should make a nice hedge this way. If you have a little extra space, you can always fill in a bit with some flowers. Here in Florida they struggle with the heat and don't get too wide. But farther north in the US, they may grow to 3 1/2 or a bit more wide. They are beautiful flowering bushes and colors are awesome. Good luck!
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what does the quantity of 1 gallon mean please ?
DelBoy on Sep 20, 2014
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In which direction should azaleas be planted, North, South, West or east side of the house?
Monica H on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: I think it should plant in the front yard or back yard, depending on the position of your house and what do you want to use whether using it as a hedge then plan it in a row or as a bush, they have beautiful flower. I live in Canada, therefore I couldn't get the Autumn Ember Encore Azalea but I bought it from the Sheridan garden store, but it likes the acid soil so you need to put sulfur powder to feed it once a year to turn sour soil for beautiful flowers. I hope it could help you for it.
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Do these plants lose their leaves during the winter?
Mark S on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Ca. and my azaleas bloomed during our winter. When I first planted them, they did not bloom for awhile.
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when is the best time of the year to plant?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: In the fall is the best time to plant. Then the hot sun doesn't compete with them while trying to get established. And, they have the cold winter to concentrate on developing their roots. Just be sure to plant before it gets frosty . Try September or October. They are beautiful bushes; mine bloomed the first year!
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Can "Autumn Embers" Encore Azaleas be grown in planters?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know. I bought this for a relative that lives in Florida. She planted it in the ground and it has done beautifully. She loves it and ordered 12 more just like it.
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I've planted my red Formosa 3 years ago but they haven't bloom yet why?
ROBY H on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: Amazing!!! All the 3 of my azalea autmn embers started blooming the very 1st year. Great Buy!
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does this plant have a fragrance?
Peggy M on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: Not that I can smell.
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I have already apple trees planted near by back yard fence; and have space between them and want to fill in with your rose bushes or azaleas. Do you think this is a good idea? What are your thoughts?
Betty F on Feb 28, 2015
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If ordered now, do I have to replant Autumn Embers Azalias in larger container now for terrace in NYC? Should I prune those I have now or wait til spring. Love the ones I have...they did great.
Nancy R on Nov 6, 2014
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