Satsuki Azalea Bonsai

These two mid-size “wakaebisu” and “chinzan” satsuki azaleas were grown from nursery plants for over 10 years. They spent their first 6-8 years in flower bed to thicken the trunks and were trained into bonsai. A photographer friend took the two photos when they were in full blooms at our bonsai show last May. The photos below them were taken a few days ago. They have not yet flowered, but in about one to two weeks they would suddenly be covered with flowers.

Houston Chinese Bonsai Society Show 2014-1

“Wakaebisu” satsuki azalea with  ‘hose-in-hose’ salmon color flowers in May, 2014. Height: 13″

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Same tree, April 2015, no flowers yet, lots of buds and new leaves.

Houston Chinese Bonsai Society Show 2014-2

“Chinzan” satsuki azalea, May, 2014.  Height: 12″.

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The same “Chinzan”, April 2015, waiting for the flowers to come out.

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Mame “Chinzan”, styled from a nursery gallon plant. Height: 4″.

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Multi-trunk shohin “chinzan” from 3 gallon nursery plant. Height: 8″.

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