TheGardenLady received this question from Skye:
Is it okay to plant Encore Azaleas (Autumn Sangria) in November in Dallas or do I need to wait until Spring?
Here is the answer from the spokespeople from Encore Azalea to this question:
Fall is a great time to plant, allowing the roots to get established during the winter before they concentrate on growing and blooming in the spring. But Encores can be planted at any time of the year, so long as you keep a watchful eye on young plants during the heat of the summer. During their first year in the ground when the root system is developing, azaleas are more thirsty than when full grown. Young plants will die quickly if the soil dries excessively.