Autumn Sangria™ Encore® Azalea Shrub

Product Description

The Autumn Sangria™ Encore® Azalea Shrub brings a touch of Southern charm to your landscape with its vivid pink blooms & evergreen foliage.

Autumn Sangria Azalea boasts dark pink flowers that begin to open in early spring and last through fall. The Autumn Sangria flower blooms measure 3-4 inches wide for huge flower heads that will show off in the landscape. Some of the largest blooms of any azalea variety! The evergreen foliage will stay dark green in color all year long to provide many different shades to enjoy.

The Autumn Sangria plant works well in the garden planted as an accent plant, in flower beds, in foundation plantings or mass plantings, or planted as a colorful shrub hedge. The compact size of this azalea shrub allows it to be grown in containers for small planting sites too.

Autumn Sangria Azalea Care

Grow this Autumn Sangria Azalea rhododendron across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-10. It has mild cold tolerance and loves the Southern heat. Azalea bushes prefer a planting site with partial shade and protection from the afternoon full sun. The best place to plant azaleas would be a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade.

The Autumn Sangria Azalea growth rate is fast — up to 1 foot per year and eventually reaching up to 4-5 feet tall and up to 3-5 feet wide at maturity. You can prune the Encore Autumn Sangria Azalea in late spring after it has finished blooming to shape it to the desired size.

Azaleas perform best in slightly acidic soil that is well-draining and rich with nutrients. Be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer or acidic fertilizer in early spring to boost the growth rate.

Shop the Autumn Sangria™ Encore® Azalea for sale to add explosions of pink blooms to your spring landscape.

Check out our Azalea Grow Guide for more information.

Botanical Name

Rhododendron 'Roblee'

Sunlight Partial Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Mature Height 4-5 ft
Mature Width 3-5 ft
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Showy pink flowers
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Attracts pollinators

Shipping Info

Once your Autumn Sangria™ Encore® Azalea Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea prefers full sun to part shade, preferably in the afternoon. Five or more hours of direct sunlight is needed for optimum blooms. In hotter climates, morning sun exposure is best, with shaded afternoons so as to prevent heat stress. Azaleas prefer well-drained acidic soils with a PH between 5.5 and 6.5. They are quite drought tolerant, however soil should be kept moist (but not soggy) until established.

Encore® azaleas maintain their form quite well naturally, but selective pruning can help stimulate rejuvenated foliage and tame any leggy growth. Pruning should take place as soon as spring flowers have faded, do not prune beyond early summer or new bud growth could be damaged.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is just above the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Autumn Empress™ Encore® Azalea, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!


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