Azalea Encore© ‘Autumn Twist’




The Encore series of azaleas gives azalea lovers everywhere more of what they want—year-round interest, repeat blooming, and increased heat tolerance and cold hardiness! This series delivers the same springtime flower show, then repeats the drama with bursts of summer and fall blooms. Encore Autumn Twist creates added interest with its unusual and unpredictable petal colors and patterns. Expect a combination of purple/pink and white petals including purple stripes, purple/pink spots, or completely purple/pink. Evergreen foliage emerges as a softer green before maturing to a darker shade, providing winter interest and color. While Autumn Twist flowers best in 46+ hours of sun a day, in shadier conditions it’ll still provide repeat bloom but in a more sporadic pattern. Tend to its needs of acidic, well-drained soil, late winter/early spring fertilizing, and regular watering and enjoy the surprise element of this lovely bloomer!

Features & Benefits

  • Unusual bicolor pink and purple blooms
  • Spring, summer, and fall bloom time
  • Dark green evergreen foliage for 12-month interest
  • Compact size is ideal for hedges, foundation plantings, and mass plantings
  • 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: 4.5’
  • Plant Width: 4’
  • Growth Habit: Nicely rounded and upright 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 6a10b