IntroductionThe most beautiful coral pastel blooms!Boasts heavy coral-pink summer bloomsFull of stunning coral flowersVery popular AzaleaWe love this one!Never Bareroot… All plants come rooted into a container with soil.DescriptionHow about this great Autumn Coral™ Encore Azalea in your yard? The Autumn Coral Azalea is great for planting in smaller areas of your landscape. This dwarf variety boasts coral-pink blooms all summer long and into autumn. Each bloom is a single flower about 2.75 inches in size that lasts.Plant in groupings of 3 or more and space 2-3 feet apart. Incorporate groups of hostas for even more color. Try planting in containers for impact on your patio. The Autumn Coral Encore Azalea prefers areas of filtered sunlight or full sunny areas. Acidic soils that are well drained are ideal.Don’t forget to use our high quality, slow release fertilizer for more blooms!Product Attachment>>> Encore Azalea Versatility SheetHow To CareWhen planting your azalea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive.Planting time: Spring and fall are ideal times to plant azaleas. However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures you can plant any time of the yearSun: Full sun to part shade. Encore azaleas will perform best with at least 4-6 hours of sun. While your Encore azalea will still grow and even bloom in shady areas they are less likely to rebloom and the blooms won’t be as prolific.Soil: Azaleas prefer acidic soil that drains well. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend it. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting.Fertilizer: Choose a balanced slow release fertilizer. Fertilize in late winter or early spring before flowering for best results.Pruning: You don’t need to prune Encore azaleas, but pruning your flowering shrubs after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant. You can use pruning to control size, but don’t prune of more than 1/3 of the plant for best results.Landscape IdeasThe Autumn Coral Encore Azalea adds vibrant color to the southern landscape and beyond. Azaleas are excellent for borders and mass plantings. This evergreen shrub jazzes up gardens and mixed beds. At 2 to 2 feet tall and wide at maturity this stunning azalea can even be used in foundation plantings. Try this flowering shrub in a container to add a bold pop of color to your entryway, porch, patio, or deck. For borders or low hedges plant about 2 feet apart on center. Otherwise, plant about 4 feet apart to give your plants space in-between.For additional options, be sure to browse our Azalea and Evergreen Shrub collection.