Azalea Encore© ‘Coral’




If you love the spring bloom of traditional azaleas, you’ll love the additional summer and fall flowering of the Encore azalea series! Encore Autumn Coral in particular has a wonderful summer bloom with its coral-pink petals and darker pink freckling at the throat. Coral blooms best in sunnier spots, with slightly less abundant summer and fall flowering in shadier locations. Dark green leaves remain during the winter months, providing year-round form and structure in the garden. Its compact size, heat tolerance, and cold hardiness make it one of the best all-around choices for azalea lovers everywhere. Tend to its needs of acidic, well-drained soil, late winter/early spring fertilizing, and regular watering and you’ll be treated to a year’s worth of spectacular garden color!

Features & Benefits

  • Colorful 2.75” coral-pink blooms
  • Spring, summer, and fall bloom time
  • Evergreen foliage for year-round interest
  • Dwarf size is ideal for smaller gardens and container gardens, or mass planting in woodland gardens
  • Moderate growth rate
  • Moderate drought tolerance once established
  • Cold hardy, heat tolerant, and disease-resistant
  • Pollinator magnet

Care & Space

  • Plant in full to partial sun
  • Plant Height: 2.5’
  • Plant Width: 3’
  • Growth Habit: Nicely rounded shape
  • Plant in acidic, well-drained soil and water consistently as plant is getting established.  Fertilize with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in late winter or early spring. Lightly prune after blooming is complete.
  • USDA Zones 7a–10b