Encore Azalea
Rhododendron 'Autumn Twist'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Twist
Additional cultivar information:(PP12133; Encore series, aka Conlep)
Hybridized by Lee
Registered or introduced: 2001
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Canton, Georgia

Douglasville, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Benton, Kentucky

Shreveport, Louisiana

Chestertown, Maryland

Nottingham, Maryland

Valley Lee, Maryland

Southold, New York

Mount Holly, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Yukon, Oklahoma

Greenville, South Carolina

Cookeville, Tennessee

Dallas, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Friendswood, Texas

Katy, Texas

Powderly, Texas

King George, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Puyallup, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 8, 2007, brucehenderson from Shreveport, LA wrote:

Larger, rounded shape. Matches Formosa purple hue. Robust compared to some. Great contrast between variable flowers and dark green foliage

Positive

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

Edgewood, Washington
What a great reblooming azalea. It blooms heavy in the Spring and again in the Fall. Sporadic blooms rest of the year. It has blooms of either solid color, or blooms with stripes or blotches of color all on the same plant. Needs acidic soil and kept moist as all potted azalea's. Takes full sun to light shade. Rich dark green foliage. Have mine as a potted plant on the deck year round, could be planted in the ground in well drained soil. Individual blooms are about 2 inches across. Plant has upright growth habit.