Autumn Jewel Encore Azalea
Rhododendron 'Robleu' PP25074
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 Jewel Encore is part of the medium encore azalea class that is an introvert with single blooms twice a year. Rubellite pink, like the gemstone, these beauties make excellent combination designs and work well independently as accents, foundations, or edge ornaments.
The Jewel 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 our friends at Encoreazalea.com
|Shape||Rounded & Mounded|
|Primary Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Dark Green - turns purple in the winter|
|Flowering Season||Spring and Fall|
|Sun Preferences||4 - 6 hours full sun and high filtered shade for optimal blooms; some shade in the afternoon heat|
|Water Preferences||Moist (not standing water): Prepare planting area for adequate drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||6 - 10|