The gorgeous Autumn Starburst™ Encore® Azalea Shrub puts bursts of color into your landscape twice a year!
With two bloom times during early spring and early fall, it is not hard to fall in love with this easy growing shrub. Explosions of coral flowers splashed with white accents will load this evergreen shrub during the bloom periods. The bi-colored flowers have white ruffled edges, are single to double in size, and measure up to 2.5 inches wide. The Autumn Starburst Azalea has dark green foliage that lines the branches all year long.
Plant the Rhododendron Autumn Starburst in the landscape as small privacy screens, single specimen plants, in clusters of 3-4 for pops of color, or grow it in containers to maintain a small desired shape. The Encore series of azaleas are known for their repeat blooms and low maintenance qualities. The flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Autumn Starburst Encore Azalea Care
Grow this Encore Autumn Starburst across the United States in USDA grow zones 6-9. The mature size is up to 3-4 feet tall and wide and is perfect for small garden spaces. Azaleas prefer planting sites with partial sun to partial shade. A spot with morning sun and afternoon shade is best.
The Azalea Encore Autumn Starburst fancies slightly acidic soil that is well draining and rich with nutrients. Fertilize annually with a slow release fertilizer in early spring for best results and to aid in flower production. Be sure to water the plants well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. A thick 2 inch layer of mulch is recommended to help retain moisture.
Deadhead spent flower blossoms to encourage new growth. Prune after the first set of flowers finishes blooming to shape the shrub to the desired size. Pruning azaleas too late in the year will risk cutting off next year’s blooms.
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Rhododendron 'Autumn Starburst'
- Showy flowers
- Low maintenance
- Attracts pollinators