The Autumn Chiffon™ Encore® Azalea has bi-color pink blooms that attract butterflies and begin in spring and continue into fall. Glossy evergreen foliage provides winter interest. Small enough to plant in containers for patio or deck or plant as specimen in the shrub border. Water regularly until established. Azaleas perform best in acidic soil, which can be amended with chelated iron if necessary. Prune only to shape after the first bloom period in spring. Fertilize in late winter or early spring to give the upcoming blooms a boost. Plant 4 and a half to 5 feet apart in the shrub border or 2 feet apart from the widest part of the plant at maturity.