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Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea

Azalea x 'Roblel'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 6-10
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4 ft.

Mature Width:

4 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Azalea x 'Roblel'

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Only Pink Azalea that Blooms Spring Summer and Fall

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!

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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Debutante azalea
So far so good. I have not had it Long enough to see how it performs. I will know next year how it does
October 27, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
A real beauty!
Beautiful blossoms! Across the adds light and energy to my woodland garden. Lives next to feens and hostas.
October 6, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Healthy looking plants......
Plants arrived in good condition. I planted and they still look pretty healthy but they are not flowering. Maybe next spring they will produce some flowers. Guess I'll have to wait and see.
September 30, 2018
Austin, TX
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
Quick delivery of healthy plants
Arrived in great shape in less than 2 days after shipment. Planted the next day (in summer heat) and with the necessary daily TLC are doing fine and showing ample growth and flowering after 2 - 3 weeks. As an experienced azalea gardner I am quite impressed with the quality and health of the plants.
July 19, 2018
6 months ago
1st. Class Company :
Ordered All Season Azalea's; arrived in Excellent Condition. Put them in shaded area; watered and planted them 2 days later; for Me this method reduces shock in traveling. Roughly week and half later three of the four azalea's have Monster Blooms [ compared to regular azalea's ] fourth azalea has lot's of blooms and will open soon. I highly recommend ENCORE Azalea's; You will not be sorry.
July 10, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Beautiful Plant
Much larger than I thought they would be. Bought two and they came with Flowers already opening. I would recommend these Plants..Everything I have ordered from Fast Growing Trees has arrived in good shape and growing well...only exception is a Lavender Plant which died right after it was planted...
August 7, 2017
Indian Lake Estates, FL
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
no flowers
planted a few weeks ago all flowers fell off ,one flower since then ,plant is growing new leafs looks healthy but no flowers.
June 17, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Too soon to rate.
It's too early for me to comment on the azaleas.. I bought them for their continuous blooming; the potted and rooted plants were very healthy and are doing well in the garden, but no blooms have appeared. I think the rating will be 5 stars when the blooming occurs as the plants are beautifully green and lush as they are now. I expect they will be terrific...time will tell. The plants are wonderful, just no flowers!
I only chose 3 stars because I had to choose something in order to give my opinion.
June 5, 2017
1 year ago
Only been in ground for 30 days....ask me to rate in 6 months. Plant came in good shape and was easy to plant.
May 17, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Planted in 3 to 1 peat moss to garden soil- if it makes it through the Vegas summer, I'll put it in the ground this fall.
Doing very well so far! Just finished blooming last week.  Planted in 3-1 peat moss to garden soil.
Doing very well so far! Just finished blooming last week. Planted in 3-1 peat moss to garden soil.
May 15, 2017
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea

Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea Planting Diretions

The Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea (Azalea x Roblel) is a gorgeous plant that’s known as the only pink azalea that blooms spring through fall. These eye catching, fragrant blooms make excellent additions to your landscape. The azalea thrives best in USDA growing zones 6-10 and prefer full sun but can also thrive in partial sunlight. They need a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Autumn Debutantes azaleas will fully mature to a height/width of about 4 feet making them ideal for smaller spaces.

Choosing a Location: Encore azaleas can thrive in full to partial sun. In cooler environments they can take up to 8 hours of direct light. In warmer climates they will need protection from the hot sun, but still need 6 hours of filtered light to bloom properly. Encore azaleas prefer an acidic, well draining, moist soil. They perform best with a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5 and you can purchase a test kit at any garden center to verify the acidity of the soil. If your soil is not well draining, you can amend it with compost or planting mix which will also help to lower the pH level.

Planting directions (in ground): Encore azaleas are compact shrubs and need to be spaced about 2 feet to form a hedge. They can also be used as a centerpiece or a stand alone shrub.

1) Dig a hole three times as wide and just as deep as the container that the plant is in (the root ball).
2) Remove the plant from the container and loosen the roots with your fingers so that they spread out easily once planted.
3) Backfill the hole with a mixture of your native soil (60%) and compost or garden soil. You can include some coffee grounds while planting to help lower the pH if needed (always test the soil pH before adding anything to adjust).
4) Water lightly as you backfill to remove air pockets and water well when done but do not saturate the soil.
5) Broadcast 2-3 inches of mulch around the planting site to help conserve soil moisture, keep weeds/grasses away and to protect the roots from fluctuating temperatures.

Planting directions (potted): Since these are compact shrubs, they can be kept in a large container as a patio plant. Gradually move the plant into a larger container by repotting every year or so into a slightly larger container. If the soil feels dense along the edges of the pot, that’s a sign that it may be getting root bound and will need repotting immediately.

1) Use an acidic soil to fill the bottom of a container that is 2 sizes larger than the container that the plant initially arrived in.
2) Remove the plant from the original container and place it in the center of the new pot.
3) Water the plant thoroughly until the water drains through the bottom. Allow the soil to dry 2-3 inches down before watering again.
4) Place the plant in an area where it gets 4-6 hours of sun, protecting it from hot afternoon sun in warmer climates.

Watering (in ground): During the first year, your Autumn Debutante will need ample water to get established. During the cooler times of year you will only need to water twice a week. Thoroughly water the area making sure that the roots are never in standing water, this can lead to root rot. During the hotter times of the year they will need to be watered every other day, depending on the weather. Do not allow the roots to be saturated for extended periods of time. Allow the water to seep deeply into the soil to ensure that all of the roots receive water. Encore azaleas are not considered to be drought tolerant, so during times of excessive heat you will need to water even more established plants.

Watering (potted): Water your plant thoroughly until water runs through the drainage holes. Allow the soil to dry to a depth of about 2-3 inches down before watering the plant again. Test moisture by sticking your finger in the soil, If it feels damp, wait another couple of days and check again before watering.

Fertilizing: Azaleas need food in order to bloom for extended periods of time. Fertilize them with a slow release fertilizer intended for Azaleas. For best results, fertilize in the early spring but be sure to read and follow label instructions as the application will vary by manufacturer. Do not over fertilize as that can lead to root burn.

Pruning: Encore azaleas need very little pruning, if you need to prune the plant for a desired shape, do so immediately after the plant has finished its spring flowering. Pruning too late in the season will inhibit future blooms. Once plants are well established, a light annual pruning can be done to stimulate growth.

Pest and diseases: Encore azaleas are very hardy and relatively pest and disease free. Spider mites can sometimes be an issue for these plants, but are easily treated by hosing off the plant and spraying it with an insecticidal soap.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like the color and it can endure the weather and climate here in Clearwater, Florida.
irineo a on Nov 19, 2018
Love the color! And something new I dont have yet.
Evie R on Aug 11, 2018
I like the color and it can endure the weather and climate here in Clearwater, Florida.
irineo a on Nov 19, 2018
I need something to add color in the courtyard of our condo association and I liked the fact that they bloom more than once a year. I also like the fact that even when they are not blooming they stay green and full.
Martha H on Sep 1, 2018
Love the color! And something new I dont have yet.
Evie R on Aug 11, 2018
Great looking pink azalea with darker green almost waxy foliage. Very difficult to find at local nurseries. We are experienced azalea gardeners and are in the process of transforming a tea rose garden into azaleas.
Charlotte D on Jun 21, 2018
I've grown Azalea's for years and just Love messing with them; Now that forever blooming Azalea's are available I'm really excited; can't wait for My order to arrive. P.S. Fast growing trees is a 5 star company in My book.
James C on Jun 12, 2018
paul k on May 28, 2018
Same as Autumn Royalty. You just can't have too many azaleas, especially those that bloom more than once a year!
Linda N on Jun 19, 2017
I just like the colors I have other azalea this will give me a nice micture of colors
BRIAN P on Apr 20, 2017
I love azaleas and due to the fact that these blooms for 3 seasons, are so amazing. Pink is one of my favorite colors. Can't wait😁
Patricia P on Apr 20, 2017
Low maintenance, colorful, blooms spring to fall, evergreen.
Kimberly M on Apr 11, 2017
Very pretty
John L on Feb 17, 2017
I love azaleas (have several already) and like the idea of blooms more than one season.
Anita on Jan 6, 2017
This is a beautiful bush, it continues my color theme in the front of my house!
Helen G on Jun 19, 2016
I have always like azaleas, but they only bloomed once a year. Looking forward to seeing blooms 3 times a season. Also love the color.
Sally F on Apr 19, 2016
Blooms Spring, Summer & Fall. They really look beautiful and will enhance our new flower beds.
Ronald V on Apr 1, 2016
We have them on the grounds of our church and I wanted the to plant by my wife's crypt at the cemetery.
Sherrill S on Nov 22, 2015
Gail A H on Nov 18, 2015
It's beautiful and unique for the area we live in, and is able to grow in our zone.
Margie R on Nov 8, 2015
just planted three that I ordered and liked them enough I wanted more
janet w on Sep 21, 2015
Encore Azalea's are beautiful and hearty.
Roger M on Sep 9, 2015
I need something to add color in the courtyard of our condo association and I liked the fact that they bloom more than once a year. I also like the fact that even when they are not blooming they stay green and full.
Martha H on Sep 1, 2018
Great looking pink azalea with darker green almost waxy foliage. Very difficult to find at local nurseries. We are experienced azalea gardeners and are in the process of transforming a tea rose garden into azaleas.
Charlotte D on Jun 21, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are they evergreen? I am in Zone 7. I don't expect flowers in winter.
Marian S on Aug 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Azaleas are evergreens. But depending on the variety some change leaf color in the fall and winter and revert back to green in the Spring. It all depends on which hybrid you get. Once you choose one be sure to research that variety well to know if the leaves change.
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.
Live in Zone 7 when is the best time to plant this type of azalea?
Christine T on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 10 and planted in May, I would think this would be good for you also at least after the threat of frost is gone..
The blooms on this plant are just a wonderful color. Mine are just coming into their own now.
Hello! Love you site. I bought a tree from you many years ago. Can I plant these in the summer? I live inLouisville KY zip 40220. I pulled up all my front scrubs and wanted to plant these instead.
Thanks, Caroline
Caroline D on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: With extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
do they lose their leaves in the winter?
angela on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they do not

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