The Autumn Starburst™ Encore® Azalea puts on a very impressive display when it blooms. Two-tone flowers feature coral pink petals with bold white margins, giving the blooms a striped appearance. The Rhododendron ‘Robleze’ is a prolific bloomer in the spring, and this plant will bloom again during the summer and fall. Subsequent blooms tend to produce a small number of flowers, but the plant will still put on a beautiful display.
This plant is a perennial in USDA growing zones 6 through 10. The flowers certainly steal the show, but this Azalea also features dark green foliage that hangs in there all year, allowing this evergreen to provide color and visual interest during the winter. Plant the Autumn Starburst™ Encore® Azalea along foundations, in borders or hedges, or use it in a container. This Azalea will attract butterflies and birds.
Autumn Starburst™ Encore® Azalea Plant Care
Find a spot that receives 4 to 6 hours of sunlight each day because this plant needs full sun to part shade to flourish. Azaleas prefer slightly acidic soil, and the soil should also be rich and allow for good drainage. Established plants need water maybe once or twice a week, but new plants will need water up to three times a week for the first year. Fertilize in the spring and early summer to encourage new growth and more flowers.
This plant stays compact and has a rounded growth habit, so it naturally maintains a good shape, and significant pruning is not generally needed.
Autumn Starburst™ Encore® Azalea Plant Spacing
The Autumn Starburst™ Encore® Azalea will grow 3 feet tall and 3.5 feet wide. For mass plantings or hedges, space the plants 2.5 feet apart to create a consistent wall of greenery. Space plants further apart if you want each individual plant to stand on its own.
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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.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
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.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
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.