Encore Azalea Lila

Encore Azalea Lila


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Flowering Month:
April-May, Summer
Flower Colour:
To -20 °C
Height After 10 Years:
Not Scented
Interesting Foliage:
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3 litre
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(H6)  A medium evergreen azalea with rich green leaves which highlight the large almost velvet looking soft lilac flowers fading to almost white with darker lilac speckling on the upper lobe. Flowering in early spring April - May and then sporadically repeat flowers from midsummer until the first frosts of the autumn. The plant forms a good size mound at about 100cm high by 120cm wide in ten years and loves a full sun position, needing a good 6 plus hours of direct sunlight to help produce the second wave of flowers.

• Ideal for containers and small gardens.
• Easy to grow.
• Habit: mound forming.
• Ideal position: Full sun, front of boarders
• Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.
• RHS Hardiness Rating: H6.
• How we usually propagate this plant: Cutting.

Customer Reviews

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"Healthy looking plant with buds. Looking forward to seeing it flower. "
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"Excellent plant and very pleased with the service and delivery. Will definitely use this nursery again. Beautiful plant"
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"I purchased an encore from here and 2 from another online retailer and I must say this one is millions better although only marginally more expensive....due to shipping vests. Obv the plant is yet yto bloom but the quality is obvious... Brilliant quality"
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"had some flowers. the color is gorgeous"
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The Basics

Ideal soil

Acidic soil, good organic content, pH 4.5-6.0. Inkarho range of rhododendrons will tolerate soils up to pH7.5

Sun or Shade

Light dappled shade is best for most varieties.


Refer to hardiness rating. Give young plants protection.

Site Selection

Avoid close to trees, roots, invasive weeds, walls, hot patios, dry banks and waterlogged soils. Do not use weed matting or stone mulch.

Plant spacing

Use the height shown in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant. Allow room for plant to fill out. If planting closer for instant impact, be prepared to move plants after a few years.


  • 3 litre pot, dig in 10-20 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 7.5 litre pot, dig in 20-30 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 70-80cm specimen, dig in 60 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 100-120cm specimen, dig in 120 litres of ericaceous compost.

Planting depth

Plant high in the ground, with the top of the rootball visible.


Slow-release ericaceous feed recommended in March and straight after flowering.


Recommended every few years.


The key ingredient! Keep moist all season, especially the critical time at end of June for flower bud initiation. Tap water is better than no water. Heavy dose at least once per week in dry weather.


Ensure good drainage in winter, especially with yellow flowering varieties. Avoid waterlogged sites.


Rhododendrons and Camellias: Not normally required. Tidy wayward shoots after flowering.

Evergreen azaleas and Bloombux can be clipped into a low hedge.

Magnolias and Acers: Formative pruning when young to shape into a tree or bush.


Remove old flower-heads, particularly on young or weak plants.

For further advice see here

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