An evergreen showstopper that blooms each season! The Encore® Autumn Rouge® Azalea, (Rhododendron 'Conlea') is a rapidly growing flowering shrub that blooms three times a year! It is a broad-leaved evergreen shrub with beautiful dark green foliage, a perfect backdrop to the three-season show.
The Encore® Autumn Rouge® Azalea displays two-inch, semi-double flowers. The deep, red-pink, ruffled blossoms are a showstopper against the emerald leaves. This rich, colorful show will delight as it repeats every spring, summer, and fall. Bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds appear for the early spring nectar and pollen resource, and you will love the brilliant jewel-tone color!
Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9 and grows to a 4-5 foot tall and wide broad-leaved evergreen and very easy-care! Standing out against the dreary winter landscape. All of the Encore® series of Azaleas are low-maintenance and easy for even the most novice gardeners to grow!
This rapid-growing, repeat bloomer matures quickly and is perfect for a low-privacy hedge. It also works well as a foundation plant and would do great in a large planter on a patio or deck. Use Autumn Rouge® as a backdrop for your Cottage gardens, Perennial borders and Rose gardens! The steady year-round presence highlights beds and grounding borders in year-round color. Pollinator gardens and Asian-inspired plantings are fitting areas for this wonderful mid-sized shrub! Adding color, privacy, and peacefulness to your seating areas and patios.
Great screening and hedge plants, long rows or drifts of these hardy plants add lush privacy and definition to your property! These are great as an understory or where there's some afternoon shade beneath larger trees. Tolerant of urban conditions and pollution, these are fantastic as a row separating your front yard from the street or lining your driveway. Plant as an anchor on your home's corners or to anchor a garage or shed, plus these are great anchors for garden beds.
Best in part shade or afternoon shade, Rhododendrons and Azaleas prefer to be planted in enriched, organically enhanced, very well-draining soils, they must be in acidic soil. We recommend laying down a layer of mulch around the plant. It's a rather shallow-rooted shrub and the mulch helps keep the moisture even without being wet which causes root rot.
Soggy soil will cause root rot, so careful site selection is key! If puddles remain on your soil after rain or watering, consider elevating the planting area. Add 18 - 24 inches of soil above the native soil line and plant your root system directly in that mound.
Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots. For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic Fertilizers. Prune only after flowering is complete or you may chance to remove next year's floral show!
The Autumn Rouge® Encore® Azalea will bring butterflies, birds, and year-round color to your yard! Autumn Rouge® is a wonderful addition to any landscape and you can get yours today at Nature Hills!
Azaleas and Rhododendrons prefer partial shade (both dappled shade all day or morning sun with afternoon shade). Plant in a slightly acidic, consistently moist, enriched, and well-drained soil location for best results. Their shallow roots dislike soggy soil but thrive with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their surface.
Encore® Autumn Rouge® Azalea can reach around 4-5 feet in height and in width in optimal conditions.
Azalea and Rhododendron shrubs are very easy to grow and low-maintenance. Water during drought, prune only after flowering, and fertilize with an acid-loving organic, slow-release flowering plant fertilizer.
All Azaleas are Rhododendrons but not all Rhodondendrons are Azaleas. Azalea tends to be smaller-sized with smaller leaves and stems, while Rhododendrons can be larger with stout branching and larger bloom trusses. There can both be either deciduous or broad-leaved evergreens.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Azaleas at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of flowering bushes for sale, including many lovely varieties!
Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.
Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Azaleas for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Rhododendron 'Conlea'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Dark Pinkish-Red|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|