1. Rivian

    What happened to deciduous x evergreen Azalea hybrids created in the mid 2000s?

    And maybe even decades earlier. There are a number of articles from that time on researchgate in which, often, dozens of vigorous enough, non albino seedlings were obtained. (like Kurume x Rhododendron flavum f. flavum, which worked rather well depending on the specific Kurume parent) Yet to...
  2. Z

    Purple Gem Rhododendron Branch Selection

    When at one of the big box hardware stores picking up some Dremel bits for a daiza project, I found some Purple Gem Rhododendrons on sale. Most were multi-trunk but I actually found one with a single trunk that I felt had some nice movement. So, I decided to give it a shot. I took off 2 inches...
  3. anakgelap

    Help troubleshoot azaleas in equatorial climate

    Hi... I'm from Indonesia sorry if my English is not good because I use Translation. I just started bonsai, and about a year ago I bought Azaleas (I don't know the specific ID, at the time I bought them they weren't blooming) and I have kept them without messing with them all this year, but never...
  4. B


    Hello there fellow Bonsai enthusiasts! My name is Nathan and I'm new to the community. I've posted once already but figured I would give my background on bonsai and ask for some oponions/advice. I've been interested and studying Bonsai off and on now for about 15 years so I already understand...
  5. MountainExplorer

    Rhododendrons and winterizing in pot

    I got a couple questions about rhododendrons or azaleas about winterizing in a pot. I got a beautiful rhododendron that I've had all season and I want to keep it alive during the winter. I heard you can put it in styrofoam cooler with some Mulch and pine needles for the winter but I live in...
  6. j evans


    I purchased this plant back in 2014 and really haven't done anything with it other than a repot and some reduction in size. It doesn't seem to back bud much and was wondering if that is just a trait of these or if I cut it back real hard would it then force the tree to back bud? The reason I...
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