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Shohin azealeas

Post by Matthew » April 26th, 2020, 4:34 pm

I think i have these started in another thread. Anyway what your seeing is 10 years from cutting. 8 years in the ground to thicken. These satsuki are SLOW.
2 years in a pot to establish roots,taper and begin branches.
I always admired fat shohin azealeas. Just love them but they aint so easy to find especially with taper .
These are about 180mm high,trucks over 50mm and the bases do flare pretty good. Both are bicoloured pink to white.
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Re: Shohin azealeas

Post by juan73870 » April 26th, 2020, 8:18 pm

wow. theyre beautiful!
dedication and patience - you have both
very nice :)
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Post by Watto » April 27th, 2020, 6:46 am

Ditto what Juan said. Some shohin with larger trunks than we normally see at exhibitions will be great.
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Post by alpineart » April 27th, 2020, 7:39 am

Hi Matthew , mate that is dedication to the trade . I dont have any Satsuki here , but I do have a couple of 25 yo Karumes which are Shohin size .

I was planning on digging a couple out of the terrace I, trimmed them down but thats as far as I got .

Thanks for posting these .

Cheers Alpine.

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Re: Shohin azealeas

Post by Matthew » April 27th, 2020, 10:22 am

alpineart wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 7:39 am
Hi Matthew , mate that is dedication to the trade . I dont have any Satsuki here , but I do have a couple of 25 yo Karumes which are Shohin size .

I was planning on digging a couple out of the terrace I, trimmed them down but thats as far as I got .

Thanks for posting these .

Cheers Alpine.
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A lot of trial and error. out of 40 , 5 made the cut the rest are now garden plants . My plan is another 1-2 years in these pots to get some decent braches then in to red or blue shohin pots when the time comes . The bases actually flare quite well after I did some digging so i'm looking forward to exposing that.
10 years in a life of a bonsai is a drop in the ocean but more then once I contemplated digging them all out and giving up. glad I persevered and learnt a few things along the way. Bonsai does that to you.........

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Re: Shohin azealeas

Post by Boics » April 27th, 2020, 12:44 pm

Look super healthy and vigorous!

I've found Nebari on Azalea develops really well - trunk thickness on the other hand not so much!

Look forward to seeing these refined :tu:
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Re: Shohin azealeas

Post by EdwardH » April 27th, 2020, 2:02 pm

Good looking trees. I'm still trying to decide if I'm more impressed with your patience or your results.

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Post by TimS » April 27th, 2020, 2:39 pm

Well done for sticking with it, your patience is being rewarded :tu:
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Re: Shohin azealeas

Post by matlea » April 27th, 2020, 10:41 pm

They look pretty good.
I’ve got a couple of twigs at the moment .....let’s see how they go in another 10 yrs....if they survive
Any tips or things to watch out for?

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Re: Shohin azealeas

Post by Greg F » April 28th, 2020, 9:52 pm

Matt you are bonsai champion mate. Great trunks. Very much looking forward to catching up after covid restrictions.

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