One of the most popular Encore Azalea varieties for its eye catching flowers, Autumn Embers produces an abundance of large 2.5-3 inch diameter deep orange-red double blooms with ruffled petals in spring, summer, and fall against a backdrop of dense, handsome green foliage. Attractive purple foliage provides interest during the cool season. University trials have shown Autumn Embers to be one of the most cold tolerant Encore Azalea varieties in the series. The flowers are attractive to butterflies.
Plant Type: Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity: 3'
Width at Maturity: 4'
Spacing: 3-3.5' for solid hedges; 7'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form: Bushy, Dense, Mounding, Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flower Color: Orange-Red
Flower Size: Medium, 2.5-3"
Flowering Period: Mid-Spring, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Flower Type: Semi-Double
Fragrant Flowers: No
Foliage Color: Dark Green, Purple tinted in Winter
Fragrant Foliage: No
Sun Needs: Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs: Average, Lower when established
Soil Type: Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage: Well Drained Moist
Soil pH: 5.0 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care: Low, Average
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer Resistance (the deer rarely touch ours), Drought (when well established), Clay Soil (heavy clay should be amended), Heat, Humidity, Sun