Azalea Encore© ‘Moonlight’




Choose from the Encore series of azaleas to get even more of the amazing azalea features you’ve come to love. This series delivers that dependable springtime flower show with repeat blooming in the summer and fall, increased sun tolerance, and evergreen foliage for year-round interest. Encore Autumn Moonlight glows in the garden with its sophisticated white, semi-double flowers and evergreen foliage that’s a bit of a lighter shade of green than other azaleas. Planning to plant in a shadier area? No problem. Expect the same springtime bloom with a little less summer/fall flowering. Its medium 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

  • Elegant 2.5” semi-double white blooms
  • Spring, summer, and fall bloom time
  • Evergreen foliage for year-round interest
  • Compact size is ideal for smaller gardens and container gardens, or mass planting in woodland gardens
  • Moderately fast 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: 5’
  • Plant Width: 4’
  • 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