Autumn Empress™ Azalea

Autumn Empress™ Rhododendron hybrid

  • Heat and cold tolerant Azalea
  • Semi-double pink blooms
  • Repeat bloomer
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Autumn Empress™

Description: Autumn Empress™ Rhododendron is a heat tolerant Azalea with a medium mounding growth habit. It is a repeat bloomer in spring, summer and autumn, with heavy summer flowering. Autumn Empress™ Rhododendron has beautiful semi-double, medium pink blooms with dark green foliage.

Size: 1m high x 80cm wide.

Planting Density: 1-3 plants per m², 1-2 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Ideal for specimen planting, mass planting and in gardens and borders.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Tolerates frost and moderate drought (as the plant matures it becomes more drought tolerant). Prefers well drained soils.

Care: Water well for the first year for the plant to fully establish and become more drought tolerant. Top up water in dry periods. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended) with the root ball slightly above soil level. If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. For best results prune after spring flowering.

Where it works: North & South Island

This website gives general information for the regions in New Zealand. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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