Azalea Encore© Autumn ‘Lilac’




The Encore series of azaleas gives you more of what you’ve always wanted — longer bloom time! These azaleas show off that dependable springtime bloom with repeat blooming in summer and fall, have increased sun and cold tolerance, and feature evergreen foliage for year-round interest. Enjoy Encore Autumn Lilac’s vibrant lavender flowers, darker purple speckles, and dark green leaves that provide that valuable winter interest. While Autumn Lilac flowers best in 4–6+ hours of sun a day, in shadier conditions it’ll still provide repeat bloom but in a more sporadic pattern. 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 enjoy year-round color, texture, and structure in your garden!

Features & Benefits

  • Vibrant 2” lavender blooms
  • Spring, summer, and fall bloom time
  • Dark green evergreen foliage for 12-month 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: 3’
  • Plant Width: 3.5’
  • 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 6a–10b