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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Connie_G 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.

Positive wnstarr 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.


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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