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Fire Red, Three-Season Blooms!
Why Autumn Bonfire® Encore® Azalea?
If you’re looking for a plant with show-stopping blooms, the Autumn Bonfire® Encore® Azalea delivers, with rose-red flowers. What’s more, you'll have enough time to really enjoy the flowers on this dwarf shrub, since it blooms for three seasons: spring, summer, and fall! Another beautiful and unique feature of this variety is that it has both single and semi-double blooms, meaning that some flowers will bloom with more petals than others.
Gardeners often choose to plant the Autumn Bonfire® Encore® Azalea along borders, in mass plantings, or among other greenery to add vibrant pops of red. Unlike full-size Azaleas, you could also use this variety in foundation plantings, as it only grows to a full size of 3 to 4 feet high and wide. It also reaches its full height more quickly than other Azaleas, after only five years, and thrives in both full or partial sun.
Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better
The Autumn Bonfire® Encore® Azalea offers fast-growing, abundant blooms for multiple seasons of enjoyment. Its tough, easy-to-grow characteristics mixed with its versatility and fiery red flowers are pure perfection. With this Azalea, you can be confident you're getting a quality product that will perform beautifully. Order your own Autumn Bonfire® Encore® Azalea, and you'll quickly fall in love!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Spring and fall are ideal times to plant Azaleas when conditions in your area aren't too cold or too hot. However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures, you can plant any time of the year. Unlike other Azaleas, this one does well in both partial and full sun.
Before planting, be sure to test your soil to determine if it's acidic - the type of soil Azaleas prefer. If you have alkaline soil, you should modify it before planting Azaleas by adding fertilizer, compost, or sulfur.
When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole that’s three times as wide and just as deep as the shrub’s root ball. Remove the plant from the container and loosen the roots with your fingers so that they spread out once planted, and then, place your shrub. Backfill the soil and water lightly as you do this to remove air pockets.
If you plan to plant several Azaleas near each other to create a hedge, be sure to space them at least three feet apart; if you want them to have some space between them, give them five feet.
2. Watering: We recommend watering twice to three times weekly in the first growing season. During the hotter times of the year, plan to water every other day, depending on the weather. Once plants are established, they will need less frequent watering.
3. Fertilizing: To maintain your Azalea, be sure to fertilize it annually in the spring. Follow label instructions closely, as the application will vary by manufacturer.
4. Pruning: You don’t have to prune your Azalea, though many gardeners choose to do so after the bush is finished blooming to ensure it grows fuller and is renewed.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||3-4 ft.|
|Mature Width:||3-4 ft.|
|Blooms:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Spacing:||At least 3 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Rhododendron 'Robleza'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||6-10 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
I am so pleased with my plants! They came extremely well packed with little chance for them to be damaged. I planted them just as the weather cooled so I am really excited to see them bloom in the spring. This was a great experience, and I will definitely purchase from FastGrowing Trees in the future.
Delivered on time and looking very healthy.
VERY PRETTY *AUTUMN BONFIRE ENCORE AZALEA*
The 3-gallon bushes I ordered were packed very well. A few broken branches were found in the plastic bags enclosing each of the plants, but nothing to gripe about. We planted them under our living room window, leaving 3-feet to the brick wall of the home & 3-feet of garden space to keep away from the front sidewalk. They were 3-gallon size & all were about equally sized. The soil packed in the buckets was also nice, but we used a bit of "Root Rocket" at each hole, filled in with "Organic Soil" & put red Mulch on top.
Autum Bonfire Azalea
Good shipment and the plant appears to be growing after transplanting into a larger container.