Choosing the right plant for the right place is fundamental for gardening success.
This includes selecting plants that grow to the appropriate size for your design and space. Encore® Azaleas fit the bill well. They are wonderful evergreen shrubs that come in a range of sizes. Choose the right ones to fully enjoy their blooms in spring, summer and fall.
Dwarf Encore Azaleas
These Encores grow slowly and are easily maintained to about 2-3’ tall x 3-4’ wide. There are numerous ways to use them in the garden:
Intermediate Encore Azaleas
Intermediate-sized Encore Azaleas grow faster than dwarfs and can be easily maintained at 4-5’ tall x 3-4’ wide. They also have important roles in the garden:
- Intermediate Encore Azaleas make beautiful accent plants. For example, Autumn Belle™, Autumn Lily™, Autumn Monarch™, and Autumn Moonlight™ are all varieties that grow to 5 feet, and a single plant can be a lovely focal point in your garden.
- In a larger space, a group of intermediate sized Encores will create a stunning multi-season display.
- Use intermediates to create hedges. Enclose a space or create privacy with intermediate sized Encores.
- Create structure for your garden with intermediates. Even when they are not in bloom, they serve as good background plants.