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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
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There are few plants in the landscaping industry that live up to the hype. They Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea is one that not only lives up to your expectations, but surpasses them.
This Azalea is turning some heads. Southern Living Magazine has taken notice too, and reported several cases where they’ve bloomed for 9 months out of the year.
These Azaleas are second to none, and were voted “Azalea of the Year” in 2004 by the American Rhododendron Society. Their long-lasting blooms add color to your landscape in the spring, summer, and even fall... imagine bright purple flowers during seasons where everything else is a dull green.
Not just pretty, but tough too. It is virtually care-free… just plant your Azaleas and watch them bloom and bloom and bloom. You don’t even have to fertilize them, though you can if you want to see how big these flowers can get.
Fast Growing Trees Nursery knows that a well developed root system is why your plants thrive. That’s why we grow your Encore Azaleas larger than other nurseries. This helps your plant adapt to your climate while giving you an abundance of huge blooms.
Since these Azaleas have become one of the most popular flowering shrubs in the landscaping industry, we’ve sold nearly all our supply. Order yours soon before we run out.
Your Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Azalas can tolerate full sun but prefer to receive partial shade especially in the afternoon. Plant Your Autumn Royal Azaleas two feet apart for a hedge. Autumn Royalty Encore Azaleas prefer slightly acidic soil but 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 and not over saturated. Make sure that your Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea doesn't sit in standing water. Autumn Royalty Encore Azaleas often don't need any fertilizer, but you can give your Azaleas acidic fertilizer early every Spring and Fall to give your flowers a boost. Bright purple flowers will first emerge early in the Spring and your Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea will keep blooming into the Fall.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Autumn Royalty 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.
Next, separate the roots of your Autumn Royalty 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.
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 Royalty 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.
Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.
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