The Autumn Majesty® Encore® Azalea will reward you with magnificent blooms all season long in exchange for some very easy care. The semi-double, purple blooms have slightly ruffled petals that stand out against the dark green foliage. Some petals have spots in darker pinkish-purple shades that add an extra dimension to the striking flowers. This plant, also known as Rhododendron ‘Robleza,’ blooms during the spring, and reblooms in the summer and fall. This Azalea grows as a perennial in zones 6 through 9 and will offer blooms year after year.
This plant looks fantastic when used as an accent, in a border, hedge, or along a foundation. It usually grows about 3 feet tall, so it should be used in the middle or back of a bed. Azaleas can be grown as a container plant, allowing them to live in areas outside of their hardy zones. This plant is known to attract birds and butterflies.
Autumn Majesty® Encore® Azalea Plant Care
Plant the Autumn Majesty® Encore® Azalea in full sun to part shade. Ideally, the plant should receive 4 to 6 hours of sunlight to continuously push out beautiful blooms during the warmer months. Soil should be rich, slightly acidic, and promote good drainage. Azaleas have medium water needs. New plants require water 2 to 3 times a week, and established plants need water 1 to 2 times a week. Water when the top few inches of the soil is dry and thoroughly saturate the soil around the plant to develop a strong root system.
Feed this plant in the spring using a balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. A second fertilizer application in early summer will promote more growth and additional blooms. Azaleas are compact and have a naturally rounded growth habit. Remove dead or damaged growth, but pruning is not typically necessary.
Autumn Majesty® Encore® Azalea Plant Spacing
This plant should be about as wide as tall, so expect it to be about 3 feet all around. Plants can be spaced as close as 3 feet to create a hedge-like look of lush greenery and flowers, or space at least 4 feet apart to allow each plant its own area to stand out and display its striking flowers.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.