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Azalea – Encore, Autumn Bonfire

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This Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea is a re-blooming evergreen shrub that brings the heat of rich blazing true red semi-double velvety blooms.

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The 2017 addition to the Encore Azalea Collection is the new, bold and beautiful, Autumn Bonfire! The Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea produces bright red blooms that stand out boldly against the dark green evergreen foliage. These Azaleas can re-bloom up to 3 times a year; in spring, summer, and fall. Although its blooms are reminiscent of the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea, the Encore Bonfire’s foliage does not change color like the Fire. Instead, it preserves its bright green foliage all year long.  The "Autumn Bonfire" Encore Azalea features a faster growth habit than other dwarf azaleas. Therefore, it will make itself at home in your landscape faster than most other re-blooming azaleas. Try this Encore Azalea as a foundation planting at the foot of your house. Alternatively, use them as a re-blooming hedge. The frequent blooms will provide a unique twist compared to a conventional hedge. Plant them in a container for a fantastic burst of color that will perform for years to come. Additionally, the Autumn Bonfire is a great choice as an accent or specimen.

Pick a location in your landscape where this Azalea will receive 4-6 hours of sunlight or all-day lightly filtered sun. Consequently, too little sun will result in the Encore Bonfire having reduced bloom potential.

This red blooming azalea prefers well-draining, rich garden soil with a slightly acidic pH. Furthermore, poorly draining soil will eventually result in root rot.

Water regularly after planting, 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions.

Fertilize your Autumn Bonfire Encore Azaleas in spring with a slow release acidic ferilizer to keep the blooms coming season after season!