The leaves and flowers are pretty large. You can train them as bonsai, but they would need to be on the bigger side to look proportional.Any one ever tried this as bonsai? If so, which variety is best. Multiple blooms a year have to to be gorgeous!
A friend of mine owns a large wholesale nursery and he has every different color and kind imaginable. I was just wondering if anyone every tried it.The leaves and flowers are pretty large. You can train them as bonsai, but they would need to be on the bigger side to look proportional.
Also legally you cannot propagate them until their patent expires which is 20yrs from when the patent was applied for that specific cultivar.
Wow, much more thorough reply than I was expecting, thanks! Looking up that bonsai focus now. Will add some pics cause well, it's no fun without them.Hello and welcome aboard BonsaiNut!
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Encores rebloom, most satsuki’s don’t, so cutting after blooming for the satsukis is standard practice. There are many variations on after flowering pruning depending on the age, stage and one‘s goals. This is beyond this reply, but there are plenty of resources Bonsai Focus 3.2016 has an article on this topic.
If you remove the buds totally in early spring for two years and then let these bloom the third you could follow the basic Japanese method =
Full Bloom 1st year -
The grocery azalea is likely something else unless it’s labeled as such. However treat it like a satsuki and see what happens.
Encores rebloom. Pruning after first bloom, which is the heaviest bloom will divert the energy to growth for the rest of the year. I’ve done this procedure to our Encores (7) and got a hefty, lanky, grow out and pruned the growth back in Mid July and each Encore pushed solid growth again.