In my last post, I discussed the basics of how to prune back azalea to two shoots and two leaves after removing the flowers. In this post, I will show back budding results from those cut-backs.
This Wakaebisu has been under development for about 10 years from a nursery stock. Although it has a good trunk base and nebari, I decided to train it into a meika azalea to enjoy the flowers instead of a shorter moyogi style bonsai.
The after-flowering maintenance was done on May 22. By June 10, a lot of buds have popped up from where the shoots were pruned to two leaves and on some hardwood branches.Continue reading