1. JLee9706

    Evergreen Azalea

    Impulse buy... tips?! I’ve been told of watering (2-3 times a week) and sunlight restrictions (mostly shade). I’ve had it for about two weeks now. I wanted to make sure I could keep it alive before doing any work on it. I wanted to see if there was any tips for growth or changes to the existing...
  2. F

    Large Azalea Yamadori. Need advice.

    Hello everyone, Seeking advice on the best time of year and and any general best practices when collecting Azalea Yamadori. The research I have done online is giving me mixed singals on the best time to transplant or collect Azaleas and figured it would be in my best interest to consult with...
  3. Deep Sea Diver

    What type of azalea media (substrate) do you use?

    Hi All 'Nuts! I'd like to get some help from all of you that have evergreen azaleas. In this poll I'm trying to get a handle on what media components folks pot their evergreen azalea in. Please list your top three components if you are using a mix. If you use more than 3 components, do not...
  4. Pitoon

    Azalea #2 - Glenn Dale 'Violetta'

    This thread will be a progression thread on the conversion of a nursery plant to a bonsai. Azalea Group: Glenn Dale Cultivar: 'Violetta' Height: 3-4' Spread: 3-4' Growth rate: Medium USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8 Color of flower: Intense purplish pink Size of flower: 2”- 2¼" (Truss has 2-3...
  5. Deep Sea Diver

    Evergreen Azalea Basics, including Satsuki Version 1.01

    Greetings Evergreen Azalea lovers! This article provides a solid background on Evergreen Azaleas, including Satsuki azaleas. The content is from, and credited to, the Italian Satsuki Bonsai Website and is named "Satsuki Tutorial". This is not a tutorial per se, but an article that provides a...
  6. Clorgan

    Azalea Japonica

    Hello all! Thread for my new azalea japonica, picked up cheap from a nursery near my work. This will be the last in my collection...for now ;) I wanted to try to develop a flowering bonsai, because who doesn't love flowers?! I read about choosing one that is a single plant rather than a...
  7. YamadoriFL

    YamadoriFL 2020-2025 Azalea contest entry

    Hello there. This is one of my first posts and I'd like to share a new nursery semi-dwarf Azalea I'd like to enter in your contest. I bought it in this 3 gal pot mainly because of the nice established roots and trunk flair. I cut the pot down before the first pic to tease the roots a bit. The...
  8. J

    Hi from Iggy the Azalea

    “Hi - I’m Iggy the Azalea!” Hey everyone, glad to have stumbled onto the board. Looks to be a thriving community! I’ve been a bonsai fan my entire life, have owned a few, and unfortunately seen a few die for various reasons (usually trusting roommates to care for them while out of town)...
  9. L

    Brown leaf spots - Azalea

    Hey, I received this Azalea 10 days ago via mail delivery, kept it inside for couple of days, then moved it in a small greenhouse. It was already a bit brownish on a side when I received it, and I thought it was because of the mail trip...but it still has brown spots....can you guys tell me...
  10. E

    Can this azalea be saved?

    I dug up this struggling azalea today. It's about 15 years old and I just temporarily put it in this pot to see if it's worth trying to save. What do you all think? I like the trunk but I don't know how much to cut and such. Thanks!
  11. cozmicat

    Azalea cutback, best time of year

    Hey all, This is my first post, I am fairly new to bonsai, only been practicing for a little over a year. I recently purchased a Golden Lights azalea, I am not sure what species of azalea that falls into. The card that came with the azalea says "Northern Lights Hybrid" I assume someone cooked...
  12. shakotan710

    Wakaebisu Azalea

    This was one of the first plants that I bought when I became interested in bonsai. Earliest pictures are from 2017. The tree as purchased, less than $10 after tax. Repotted and pruned, sitting in kanuma.
  13. DamianTrimboli

    Satsuki Azalea - what is happening?

    My satsuki azalea is killing branches.. this has been happing for about 3 months.. I thought it was because one day if was not watered, but now, branches that were well 1 month ago are dying now, I already lost 3 branches.. what do you think is happening?
  14. B

    ‘Yardadori’ Azalea

    I recently dug this azalea from a landscape of a house being demolished. It had to be emergently dug up to save it. It’s now about 2 weeks stable in a pre bonsai pot with good soil and recovering. I removed about 80% or more of the foliage and it is growing again with several branches showing...
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    azalea stem cuttings trying to get them to root.
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    Azalea Stem cuttings. Collected May 12th.
  17. ChildishGrahambino

    Satsuki Azalea Turning Brown in Winter...Not Sure What to Do

    Hi! I'm new to bonsai care. I live in Ohio and I'm not sure whether my plant is suffering due to winter dormancy, overwatering, underwatering, or what. I will post pictures, but most leaves are brown. Up until a few weeks ago, I would constantly see new dead leaves that have fallen to the...
  18. D

    Best time to air layer azalea?

    My friend has a cool looking azalea (not sure what variety) that his parents want to propagate. They've tried taking cuttings but they have failed to take root. I live in zone 8b.
  19. S

    Too good to pass? Azalea

    Should i buy it or pass? Im on the fence. New to the hobby, ive got 5 bonsai in total (1 azalea), half of which are pretty young. My condo association bought azaleas for pur garden. One of them has a great trunk and is alot nicee than mine. Should i buy another azalea to replace my condo...
  20. L

    Beautiful/dynamic azalea trunk- Need Styling Advice

    Potential front of tree: Using my hand to show trunk width: Potential back of tree: I'm replacing several azaleas in the front yard. I dug up and potted this beautiful azalea last weekend. The trunk is approximately 4 inches across with a lot of movement. There is an 1.5 inch tall hole in...
  21. CovertNeo

    Dead or Alive?

    My Satsuki Azalea in training is due for a repot. I’m in southwest Virginia. I think that it’s still dormant but want to be sure I’m not crazy. Should I repot or do you think it’s dead? Thanks for the feedback!
  22. ekim046

    Azalea Bonsai Experiment - Measuring Precise Nutrient Levels & Garden Update

    Hey folks, Just wanted to share my thoughts on measuring nutrients and applied some ideas from Hydroponics growers <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  23. backroadstraveler

    When To Repot An Azalea After Flowering

    I originally posed this question to @Giga. He gave me great information, but then suggested that I start a thread. So here is my question I posed to him. The red azalea I bought from you is really doing well. It had beautiful red flowers all over it. The last flower is about to fade away...
  24. aframe

    30+ year old Azalea

    Seller told me the tree sat in a 15 gal container for over a decade. Not real interesting material, straight trunk sections. The roots fused together unevenly, doesn't look so good. Double trunks look good when one is larger than the other; these trunks are very similar in size... Tree sat...
  25. Lauren Shisler

    New to the world of bonsai! First azalea

    I am officially new to the world of bonsai. Previously an avid ( and currently) cacti owner. I decided to go from the least attention needing plant to one of the most. :) I just bought an azalea tree in a mall bonsai art gallery. I'm not convinced this may be the healthiest tree, but I'm going...
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