Azalea Encore© ‘Rouge’




Love azaleas but want more of their best features? You’ll get it with the Encore azalea series! 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 Rouge’s vibrant reddish-pink flowers in a semi-double form and dark green leaves that provide that valuable winter interest. While Autumn Rouge 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-round 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

  • Vibrant 2” reddish-pink blooms
  • Spring, summer, and fall bloom time
  • Dark green evergreen foliage for 12-month interest
  • Compact 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: 4’
  • Plant Width: 4.5’
  • 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 6b–10b