Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 4 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Azalea x 'Roblel'
- Does Not Ship To:
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
So far so good. I have not had it Long enough to see how it performs. I will know next year how it does
A real beauty!
Beautiful blossoms! Across the seasons...it adds light and energy to my woodland garden. Lives next to feens and hostas.
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.
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.
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.
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|