Encore Azalea
Rhododendron 'Autumn Amethyst'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Amethyst
Additional cultivar information:(PP10567; Encore series, aka Conlee)
Hybridized by R. Lee
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

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:

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

Regional

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

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Royston, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Shreveport, Louisiana

Dracut, Massachusetts

Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Alvin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

The only Encore I would go neutral on, and only because the foliage gets sparse in zone 8 in the South during the winter (weeds grow underneath in spring), compared w/ all other Encores that I have. Great intense bloom color and nice foliage color in fall.

Positive

On Apr 13, 2005, Magwar from Royston, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Dense spreading variety, lustrous green foliage with purple winter coloration, beautiful flowering early spring, returning each fall. Blooms in single form, purple. (taken from id tag on plant.)