Encore Azalea Range
Plant Description: This is a tough landscape Azalea with masses of stunning repeat striped blooms. This is a heat and cold tolerant Azalea that has yet to see a flower blight after 3 years of testing.
Height & Width: 1.2m high x 1m wide.
Flowers: Light pink flowers with fuchsia stripes, and occasionally will give a full fuchsia flower. Repeat blooms in spring, summer and autumn.
Uses: Flowering informal hedge (also ideal for specimen and mass planting in gardens, and as a garden border).
Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Frost tolerant. Moderately drought tolerant (needs a year to establish before it is drought tolerant, and will require top up watering during dry times). Lace Bug Resistant.
Soil Type: Well drained soils.
Best Planting Time: March to November.
Planting Density: 1-2 plants per linear metre (1-3 plants per m²).
Where it thrives: NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, TAS, SA and WA.
Pruning: Prune after spring flowering for best results.
Establishment & Extra Care:
- Water well for the first year for the plant to become fully established, and become more drought tolerant.
- Top up watering in dry periods is recommended.
- Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended, ensure the root ball is slightly above the soil level.
- Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.
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