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Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea

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These azaleas will turn some heads. "Autumn Royalty" Encore Azaleas reward you with up to 9 months of bright purple blooms. You enjoy incredible color all spring, summer and fall

Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea

Only Purple Azalea that Blooms Spring Summer and Fall

Size: 3 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn Royalty 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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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.

Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 4-5 ft.
Mature Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Azalea x 'Conlec'
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 Royalty Encore Azalea

Specific Directions for Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea
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.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

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.

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 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.

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Blue Ribbon Winner at my Regional Flower Show
Spectacular large bright purple-pink flowers and gorgeous large dark green leaves make this azalea a winner. I planted 2 of these beauties this Spring and was amazed at the show of flowers it produced in September. By late October the show was still going on and I entered a branch in the horticultural division of our regional flower show (nearly 400 horticultural entries) and won a blue ribbon in my category. These plants arrived in perfect condition. I couldn't be happier.
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Planted dwarf azalea plants late last August. It is now one year later and they still haven't bloomed or have any promising buds. They are evergreen. What would be the problem?
Mary H on Aug 30, 2014
Will they do well on north side of house?
Jeffrey S on Oct 28, 2014
Would Antumn Royalty Azalea grow with just morning sun?
Thomas K on Apr 26, 2015
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How should they be trimmed to make them grow taller and bigger?
Annette H on Apr 19, 2015
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can you root azalea bushes not asking a friend ?
lydia w on Apr 21, 2015
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Are the leaves evergreen?
Diane B on Apr 15, 2015
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Can this be used as a hedge bordering a sidewalk? I wasn't something that has flowers but that can also easily be maintained
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: I have various Azaleas 2.5 feet apart as a continuous hedge. It took them a few years to grow together, but now they are easy to shape and maintain, and I get various colored flowers each spring.
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Can I plant them now in SEPT??
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: We recommend that you plant 6-8 weeks before your first hard frost.
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can the azalea survive in a large ceramic pot instead of the ground?
Lrod737 on May 13, 2015
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are these azaleas evergreen?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
Best Answer: I think it depends on how far north you are. We're in Lexington, KY, which is about the northern limit for this species. We had a harsh winter last year. The azaleas survived but lost some leaves and some turned brown. This summer they have bounced back slowly, but have not blossomed.
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I live in zone 5 and my neighbors have azaleas in their yard.is this safe ? I would like to try one I got one in a planter
dorothy o on May 25, 2015
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can you root from an azalea bush?
lydia w on Apr 21, 2015
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