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Encore Azalea
Rhododendron 'Autumn Embers'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Embers
Additional cultivar information:(PP10581; Encore series, aka Conleb)
Hybridized by Lee
Registered or introduced: 1998
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

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Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

, (2 reports)

Red Bay, Alabama

Benton, Arkansas

Hayward, California

Gainesville, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Alexandria, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Abingdon, Maryland

Kansas City, Missouri

Indian Trail, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Lafayette, Tennessee

Willis, Texas

Puyallup, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 23, 2008, Connie_G from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I just bought one of these Encore 'Autumn Embers' (10 gallon tub) at our local big box home store and nursery (Lowe's). The card says "red-orange" so I hope it's not pinkish as some of the pics show. I try to center on purples and oranges in my planting areas. All the blooms were spent, so I got a 24.99 plant for only 7 bucks when I asked the manager.


On Oct 25, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Edgewood, Washington
What a great reblooming azalea. I have had it in a pot on the deck for a couple of years as a potted plant. It blooms heavy in the Spring and sporadic through the year and again heavy in the Fall. It needs acidic soil, peat, keep moist. Prefers light shade to full sun. Great double red blooms, repeat bloomer.