Derived from the Southern Indica and Kurume, this encore hybrid is native to Louisiana. The encores' are the most sun tolerant of the azalea family. The Empress Encore is part of the medium encore azalea class that is catchy with semi-double blooms twice a year. 'Empressively' pink, these flamingo beauties make excellent combination designs and work well independently as accents, foundations, or edge ornaments.
The Empress Encore is compact, known to attract butterflies, and very little pruning is required, deeming this plant a low maintenance variety.
Deer may browse.
Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC and our friends at Encore Azaleas TM.
Primary Foliage Color
Seasonal Foliage Color
Green and Bronze in the Winter
Spring and Fall
Pink w/magenta colored speckles
4 - 6 hours full sun and high filtered shade for optimal blooms; some shade in the afternoon heat
Average; Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.