Gardeners who adore spring blooming azaleas can now enjoy an explosion of color season after season. Encore AzaleasŪ are
the only patented brand of azaleas to bloom in spring, summer and fall. Each of the 23 Encore varieties begins their performance
with the spring flowering season.
Once the “first act” of blooming concludes, new
shoots grow and set buds. The Encore Azalea’s “second act” begins when these buds start to flower in midsummer.
This bloom season continues through the fall, until the onset of cold weather. As an encore, these exceptional azaleas flower
again with traditional spring azaleas and the process starts over.
Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest should plant Encore Azaleas
in full sun in order to ensure optimum blooming. Ideally, they should be protected from harsh winter winds. During the dry
summer months, Encore Azaleas need adequate water.
The evergreen Encore Azalea was invented by plant breeder Robert
E. “Buddy” Lee of Independence, LA. Lee crossed traditional spring-blooming azaleas with the rare Taiwanese summer-blooming
azalea, Rhododendron oldhamii.
To find a retailer near you, visit www.encoreazalea.com.