Encore Azalea
Rhododendron 'Autumn Princess'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Princess
Additional cultivar information:(PP12142; EncoreAzalea series, aka Roblea)
Hybridized by Lee
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Patented

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama

Dallas, Texas

Tyler, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 16, 2011, SaffronMonsoon from Aubrey, TX wrote:

I tried these in partial shade/sun in a raised planter. Prepped the bed, amended the soil. They did ok the first season. They bloomed in the spring and again in the fall. Really pretty blooms. The second season, they became very sparse. I couldn't keep them watered enough. They only bloomed in the spring. This is my 3rd season. One died over the winter. I'm trying to rehab the other two with regular water and soil sulpher. It just gets too dry here for them without regular watering.