Planting Encore® Azaleas

To ensure success, Encore® Azaleas must be planted correctly. Here are tips for planting these multi-season blooming shrubs.

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Planting Steps:

  1. Turn the soil well and dig a hole twice as wide as it is deep.
  2. Mix some organic material with some soil. Put a little bit of this mixture into the hole.
  3. Remove the azalea from its container and loosen the root ball lightly with your fingers.
  4. Set the plant into your prepared hole, making sure the top of the root ball is slightly above soil level. Make sure the root ball is moist.
  5. Pull the soil around the plant, water thoroughly and cover with mulch.

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For additional planting tips, watch this how-to video featuring Buddy Lee, the inventor of Encore Azaleas: 


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Encore Azalea is the best azalea you'll ever plant. Encore Azaleas are the world's best-selling re-blooming azalea with rich, colorful blooms in spring, summer and fall. Encore Azaleas have 31 varieties of bloom colors and sizes to choose from and thrive equally well in high filtered shade or sunny locations - unlike any other azalea in the world. Find a retailer near you.

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