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Encore® Azalea Autumn Embers

This captivating, compact evergreen shrub is bathed in clusters of beautiful reddish-orange blooms that will emerge all season; an excellent choice to mass in groupings as a focal point of the garden; must have rich acidic soil.

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Characteristics

Plant Height: 36 in.

Spread: 48 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: mounded

Summer Foliage Color: dark green

Minimum Sunlight: partial shade

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Encore® Azalea Autumn Embers™ is bathed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented tomato-orange trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has dark green foliage. The glossy narrow leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Encore® Azalea Autumn Embers™ is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics. Encore® Azalea Autumn Embers™a is recommended for the following landscape applications;Mass PlantingGeneral Garden UseContainer Planting

Planting & Growing

Encore® Azalea Autumn Embers™ will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.Autumn Embers Azalea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.