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Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea

Azalea x 'Conlec'


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

Growing Zones 6-10
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Mature Height:

4-5 ft.

Mature Width:

4 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Azalea x 'Conlec'

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Only Purple Azalea that Blooms Spring Summer and Fall

There are few plants in the landscaping industry that live up to the hype. The 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.

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Customer Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
26 Reviews
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Came in great shape
Big and healthy and I put it in the center of a new bed. I just received it 3 wks ago but I planted about 3 days after receiving and it is thriving. I got it in great, healthy shape as usual from FGT.
September 17, 2018
3 months ago
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The Encore Autumn Royalty certainly lives up to its name producing repeated blooms and making a royal statement in my gardens! So many of my northern friends warned me that azaleas don’t do well in hot Florida sun. Well the Encore proved them wrong! I purchased nine and wish I had room for more!
September 6, 2018
1 year ago
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Don’t live long
Honestly the azaleas have not lived very long. We got two and planted them, and they both died. We purchased the year warranty and got sent two more, and they aren’t doing well either.
August 16, 2018
4 months ago
My poor azaleas
Bought 3 azaleas bushes. 1 is ok looks good. 1 is struggling, but i think it will be ok. 1 doesn't look like it will make it. I will keep trying.
July 5, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Encore Azaleas
I have 5 of these Azaleas' for 3 or more Years now . I reside in Virginia, Zone 7, and they only Bloom for a Week or two . When they do Bloom they are very Beautiful . I was hoping for at least 5 Months of Blooms , but since they don't I gave them 3 Stars.
June 15, 2018
Roanoke, VA
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Strong and Healthy
I ordered two Autumn Royalty Encore Azaleas. Arrived two days after placing the order. Both were in excellent condition on arrival with moist root balls. I planted them immediately and in spite of the extreme heat we are experiencing, they are thriving and growing. Can't wait till they start flowering next season.
May 21, 2018
8 months ago
Highly recommended, a true specimen
Absolutely perfect! The fact that it was shipped in a box up the coast and still arrived in flawless form is amazing! Arrived with blooms in early fall and still has blooms in mid fall even after a frost. I wish I knew about these years ago.
October 22, 2017
1 year ago
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Love the color
I like the hardiness and the fact that it has bloomed in late summer as well as earlier. It holds up well outside and apparently can withstand cold weather as well.
October 11, 2017
1 year ago
Spring flowers/blooms
It was good on spring time but it died in the summer . Southern California summer is very dry and I think the soil here is not a good match for Azalea
October 9, 2017
over 3 years ago
Very impressive plant.
I received it in perfect condition. I planted it the next day and have been giving it tender loving care. It has adapted well and is growing. I can't wait to see it start blooming.
August 15, 2017
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

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

Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea Planting Diretions Your Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Azaleas 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.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
They bloom multiple times a year
Mitchell B on Nov 28, 2018
I love the color which will complement the other colors in my garden, provides a privacy hedge at the right height, and it's zoned for my area.
Ahryun B on Jun 24, 2018
They bloom multiple times a year
Mitchell B on Nov 28, 2018
I like the color and it can endure the weather and climate here in Clearwater, Florida
irineo a on Nov 19, 2018
I love the color which will complement the other colors in my garden, provides a privacy hedge at the right height, and it's zoned for my area.
Ahryun B on Jun 24, 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
Lots of color
emily S on May 21, 2018
Have had good luck with azaleas.
Michael P on May 6, 2018
Brenda S on Apr 27, 2018
Already ordered the red Japanese maple so I wanted a different color.
Diana S on Apr 20, 2018
We love the color and like the fact that it will thrive here in Louisiana.
Gerald N on Apr 6, 2018
Purple is even harder to find at garden centers here in Texas and is a beautiful addition to my garden
Robert C on Mar 11, 2018
Granny grew azaleas and this was her favorite color
Jennifer T on Feb 27, 2018
Have other encore azalea's and I love them. Lots of flowers.
Barbara C on Feb 12, 2018
I chose this Azalea because of the write up claiming that it blooms from spring to fall.
Brenda S on Feb 3, 2018
Beautiful color and very hardy plant. We have one of these plants now and love it.
PAUL W on Jan 9, 2018
Large colorful flowers and bloom season is 3/4 of the year.
Linley C on Jan 5, 2018
The bush is covered with flowers now. It is wonderful having an azalea that blooms the entire season, instead of the spring time only type.
Donald S on Nov 23, 2017
Nice flowers and good reviews for easy to grow
Mary T on Nov 9, 2017
like the color
Betty P on Oct 18, 2017
Purchased this item for a specific spot in our landscaping.The hardiness of this plant, color, long blooming cycle and size were all factors. I previously ordered a Crepe Myrtle and was quite pleased in the overall condition when it arrived.
Leon J on Oct 1, 2017
The color and shape of the flower inspired me.
Nikol B on Sep 24, 2017
I wanted an azalea that will bloom and then keep its leaves thru the winter to frame our grey colored home.
Eileen P on Aug 13, 2017
I have good luck growing azaleas. They are very low maintenance plants and they are very beautiful in full bloom.
George S on Jul 1, 2017
Color, size and hardiness
Bernadette S on Jun 27, 2017
Divine Inspiration
Takysha M on Jun 20, 2017
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my sister, She loves it.
David M on May 30, 2017
The size will be perfect in my spot and I have always loved this plant. I hope it does well in our area. The color is amazing in the picture.
Robert B on May 27, 2017
I'm attracted to the long blooming times and also needed azaleas for color - something other than pink or red.
Terri G on May 25, 2017
I chose this Azalea because it is to be hardy and blooms for 9 months!
Janica P on May 24, 2017
Blooms 9 months of the year. Great color, too!
Sandra A on May 23, 2017
BOB AND MARILLIA M on May 19, 2017
GEORGE E on May 1, 2017
My heart is melting. I love the color of this Azalea. I chose these 4 Azaleas because of their colors and the idea that you don't have to be an expert to grow these trees. They can thrive in the most difficult temperature and when I saw that and the fact of their beauty, I had to order them. I love beautiful things and this is at the top of my list.
Patricia P on Apr 20, 2017
Blooms, hedge potential and evergreen quality
Danielle B on Feb 20, 2017
Great color
John L on Feb 17, 2017
I have spaces, in the front of my house, that need color and I love this variety.
Lynda M on Nov 18, 2016
color and length of bloom time
WALTER R on Oct 4, 2016
Intriguing new venture.
Maurice E on Sep 14, 2016
multiple blooms
Elaine L on Sep 10, 2016
Color and size
Ellen B on Aug 17, 2016
I love the color
Randy W on Aug 14, 2016
This is Margaret Loftis .I chose this for a friend who lost her mother. She loves flowers and I love purple. Therefore, when she sees this plant in her garden it will give her comfort.
Beverly G on Aug 11, 2016
Beautiful blooms
Janene P on Aug 6, 2016
I chose this azalea because of the long bloom season.
Christie V on Aug 1, 2016
The description and the reviews.
William J on Jun 26, 2016
I was looking for a purple encore azalea and all the positive reviews on your page about this one helped me make up my mind!
amy f on Mar 30, 2016
my honey has 3 in back yard. it will up my stock to get her some for the front yard.
salvatore r on Mar 8, 2016
James L on Jan 26, 2016
I ordered three and received gorgeous plants. I now need a few more to fill in other areas.
Kerry S on Oct 20, 2015
good candidate for backyard
Grace p on Oct 8, 2015
Perfect height and size to fill in spaces between taller hedges in back and sshorter plants in front. Great color and big flowers
Sandra B on Sep 11, 2015
I like the color and it can endure the weather and climate here in Clearwater, Florida
irineo a on Nov 19, 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
Would Antumn Royalty Azalea grow with just morning sun?
Thomas K on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Ye,s Autumn Royalty would LOVE to have morning sun and afternoon shade!
Are the leaves evergreen?
Diane B on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Encore Azaleas are evergreen. However, in the northern portion of its range (zone 6) a really cold winter can make a lot of their leaves turn brown and fall. Fortunately, spring will bring new growth and the plant will be fresh and green again.
Will they do well on north side of house?
Jeffrey S on Oct 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Encore Azaleas do best with morning sun and afternoon shade. In full shade, they do not grow as densely or bloom as well. If your proposed site has at least a few hours of morning sun, you should be fine.
How should they be trimmed to make them grow taller and bigger?
Annette H on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The size of a plant is in its genes, and trimming it won't make it taller or bigger - it will make it grow more densely and it can keep it smaller than its natural size. Your Autumn Royalty will grow fairly fast (8-12 inches a year, depending on growing conditions) to its mature size of 4-5 feet tall and 4 feet wide, but it will take a few years to get there. If you need something bigger, please consider a plant that naturally grows to a larger size. By the way, when pruning an Azalea, please do it only in the spring or early summer (preferably right after bloom) before the buds are formed for next year's bloom.
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.
can the azalea survive in a large ceramic pot instead of the ground?
Lrod737 on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our recommendation would be to plant these in the ground. If you would like to put them in a pot I would suggest a fairly large one.
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.
How well does it do in partial sun?
tgs_in_txs on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm in northern Virginia. This azalea does very well in partial sun.
Can I leave spring blooming azlea out year round, on Ohio?
Bonnie P on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine survived the cold winter of Illinois, but it has not bloomed yet.
Will these grow ok with limited morning sun and or just afternoon sun?
Marty B on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I find these will grow just fine with morning or afternoon sun. Don't over water and once a year sprinkle some iron on them for nutrients so their leaves will be nice and green and flower.
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.
No blooms at all? Plant seems healthy.
Pamela Z on Sep 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased 8 or so Encores early last year and planted them out in front of my house. They get a good deal of sun but get some shade late in the day. I fertilized them a few times last year and also this year. I'm getting some good flowers on all of them...better in the Spring though. I noticed much more growth in this second season with them. During dry spells in the summer I give them all a drink but overall they look healthy and happy.
I am in north Florida, will this azalea really bloom more than in the spring?
LR W on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It certainly does in coastal south carolina--beautiful! You will love it. Gorgeous color.
I live in zone 5 and my neighbors have azaleas in their this safe ? I would like to try one I got one in a planter
dorothy o on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Encore Azaleas that we carry would not be recommended for a zone 5. They would most likely not survive the cold winters there.

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