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Rhododendron Encore® Autumn Sunset™

Rhododendron 'Roblen' PP16248, Re-blooming Rhododendrons


Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron Encore® Autumn Sunset™ is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Sunset' produces single and semi-double, glowing red-orange flowers, 2.5 in. across (7 cm). They contrast beautifully with the evergreen foliage of elliptic green leaves. Cold hardy, sun tolerant and low-maintenance, this repeat bloomer is perfect for containers, shrub borders, small hedges, as accent plants or planted in mass. Ideal for small gardens.

Encore® Autumn Sunset™ belongs to the Encore® Series Azaleas which are all repeat bloomers. The quality and quantity of midsummer to fall bloom depends on the climate, location and sun/shade balance of the plant.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • A part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusy, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun. In fact, 4-6 hours of direct sunlight or high filtered shade will ensure optimal blooming and growth. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds.
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth
  • Pruning should be done immediately after the spring flowering for maximum bud set. Light pruning of more established plants will stimulate growth and flowering. Prune tall shoots back inside the body of the plant. If you prune later in the year, you will be clipping off the buds that have set for the next bloom cycle.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 2 – 10
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 2 – 10
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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