Azalea - Progression

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Azalea - Progression

Postby anthonyW » November 7th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Hi Guys

Growing a plant nursery stick in the ground by removing the bottom of the can so bottom roots can escape and help speed up the growing process, but keeping the root ball tight so easier for lifting and less stress to the tree, this helps for quicker recovery and we can squeeze more plants closer together in a smaller growing bed.

When growing this way we must wire and cut for direction down low which will pay dividends later when we pull, just let the top go, only remove up top if you inverse taper could be an issue, this method we can up to larger size can every couple of years, I only upgraded on most once over the few years in the bed, no spring rooster here so time move them along, but if your in know hurry time will help you even more.

The Azalea is Evonne Goolagong

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The red arrow pointing to a very handy and much needed shoot/branch to balance the tree

cheers
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Re: Azalea - Progression

Postby Boics » November 8th, 2018, 8:41 am

Lovely little tree and I'm sure this will look great in flower now.
How long is this progression?
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Re: Azalea - Progression

Postby kcpoole » November 8th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Nice result :yes:
Nice taper and movement.

Yes how long was it in the ground for?

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Re: Azalea - Progression

Postby robb63 » November 8th, 2018, 8:04 pm

this method we can up to larger size can every couple of years, I only upgraded on most once over the few years in the bed, no spring rooster here so time move them along, but if your in know hurry time will help you even more.

According to that I would say Anthony had it in ground 3 years ?, maybe a bit more.
Not sure what roosters in spring are about but my money is on 4 to 5 years total
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Re: Azalea - Progression

Postby anthonyW » November 8th, 2018, 10:40 pm

Cheers Boics, Ken, Rob.

Very good Rob, yes a solid four years in the ground, no spring rooster is me mate, born in the sixties :crikey: haha

In the pot, one year and seven days but who is counting :) , don t disturb the root ball as such and these plants grow like wild fire, as Ken has mentioned in a few azalea threads, in my opinion azaleas would give a healthy fig a good run for its money.

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Re: Azalea - Progression

Postby Isitangus » November 9th, 2018, 11:46 am

I’m super surprised at such good trunk growth/girth over that time period, great work and makes me want to go and plant a few more Azaleas.


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Re: Azalea - Progression

Postby anthonyW » November 9th, 2018, 7:29 pm

Cheers Angus

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