New Azalea

Just Duane

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Hey gang, been missing on here for a minute:)
Sharing my new Azalea with you all. Yes, its still pre-bonsai stock but, I really feel this tree can become special one day. Hope you all like it.

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The tree is not that big. 15 inches from the soil line.



The nebari is pretty good & was probably 1/2 the price for this expensive stock. Yes it wasn't cheap for pre-bonsai, but I feel that working with a nice piece of stock makes the job more enjoyable, or certainly cuts down on a couple of ten years or so....:)



The tree is still struggling to acclimate to Hawaii's HOT weather, but I feel it'll be fine.
 

Concorde

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Duane,
Beautiful trunk and nebari. Keep us posted when you refine the branching/

Art
 

discusmike

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Nice material,id like to have one this nice to work with.
 

Just Duane

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Art, Mike & Antonio, thanks guys. I will definitely update when I work on this tree.

buddhamonk, Asahi No Hikari
 

jk_lewis

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Very nice little tree. I assume you bought it from a Mainland source, so I hope it grows OK for you in seasonless Hawaii. Azalea do need a change of seasons for long-term health. The do poorly in zone 9 or higher.
 

Bill S

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Duane I think i have one of that variety, pretty combinations of colors different from branch to branch.

By the way - jeez even - just bonsai stock - Dude your Killing us.:D
 

sam

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really nice, duane. how do these things do in our climate?

best wishes, sam
 

Just Duane

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Hey guys, sorry for the late reply. I've been hella busy with work :(
axxon, thank you, yes the nebari is good

Mr jkl, long time no hear sir. I'll get back to you in about 5 years :)

Hi Bill S, thank you for your kind words. I will post some pics when....if it flowers ;)

Hey Sam, I have 2 other Satsuki that are doing good so far. The hard part I was told, is without a cold snap, the flowers wont open all at the same time. Hope things are well with you & the Mrs.
 
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