The 2016 addition to the Encore Azalea Collection is the brand new Encore Azalea Autumn Fire. This dwarf azalea packs a powerful punch of rich blazing deep red semi-double velvety blooms that stand out boldly against the dark green evergreen foliage and will enhance your landscape. In winter the Autumn Fire’s foliage will change color to a deep purple-bronze adding interest to your winter garden. The dwarf size and compact growth habit makes this very easy to care for and will require very little pruning. Pick a location in your landscape for this Azalea that will receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight, then dig the hole twice as wide as the container your plant arrived in and mix in a well-drained slightly acidic garden soil. Fertilize your Encore Azaleas every spring with a slow release acidic fertilizer to keep the blooms coming all season long!