Autumn Fire Encore Azalea

Autumn Fire Encore Azalea

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Rhododendron ‘Roblez’ PP28279

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 and bloom twice a year. The Fire Encore is part of the small encore azalea class that is fluffy with semi-double, ruffled blooms. Flaming with classic red, these beauties make excellent combination designs and work well independently as accents, foundations, or edge ornaments. 

The Fire Encore is compact, known to attract butterflies, and very little pruning is required, deeming this plant a low-maintenance variety. 

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Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Shrub
Foliage Type Evergreen
Height 2.5'
Spread 3'
Shape Upright, Rounded
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Purple and bronze in the Winter
Flowering Season Spring and Fall
Flower Color True Red

Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences 4 - 6 hours full sun and high filtered shade for optimal blooms; some shade in the afternoon heat
Water Preferences Average; Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.
 Hardiness Zones 6 - 10