Unfortunately most of mine flowered in february when the area I kept them in got to warm. It was a beautiful display for nobody to see =-(
Tim, You're bummed out because you had a beautiful display of azalea flowers in Maine in the middle of winter??? That was probably the nicest thing happening up there in the frozen wasteland this past Feb. By the way, did you see the shohin azaleas on the sale table at New England Bonsai...they were still there on Friday.
Nice chinzan azalea Martin! It looks great. From the bonsai point of view you may have let it bloom too much. From the Japanese satsuki lovers view, almost every bud should be left to open. From the looks of your pic the tree has good taper, branching, and looks like a very good tree overall. You said it was small, how tall is it?Shohin Kid,
Chinzan blooming for about 2 weeks now. Pretty much peaking, maybe a little past peak. This week will be about the end of azalea bloom time here in Charlotte, especially with all the rain and thunderstorms in the forecast. That beats the flowers up pretty bad and shortens the show. I had to keep this one inside a few times to protect it. Thankfully it is pretty small.
It will be allowed to bloom until Saturday 5/30. Then all the remaining flowers will be removed as well as ovaries and whorled branches.