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Azalea (Rhododendron)

Satsuki azalea bonsai (Rhododendron indicum) from Japan are ideally suited for bonsai design, especially for decorative flowering bonsai. These bonsai with their lush flowers and countless varieties are in May-June the centrepiece of any collection. Satsuki azaleas often have very strong trunks. The very small leaves also suit a bonsai tree well. The bonsai care of Satsuki azaleas is easy.

We import our Satsuki azaleas directly from the producer in Japan. Here you can buy your bonsai. You will receive exactly the Satsuki azalea you have selected in the shop. Securely packed.

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Care in a nutshell

Wiring: The branches of azalea bonsai are very brittle and break easily. Therefore be careful when applying bonsai wire and especially when bending and shaping

Fertilisation: Fertilize liberally from March to September with bonsai fertilizer for azalea

Irrigation: Do not keep too dry. Azalea bonsai need an evenly moist soil.

Pruning: Azaleas toleretes cutting very well. Even after extreme pruning with a sharp bonsai scissors, they sprout in all sites. If you want a lot of azalea flowers next spring then you shouldn't prune too late in the previous year. Stronger branches are removed with a bonsai cutter. A Wound closure agents can be applied to larger cuts to support wound healing.

Overwintering: As a hardy outdoor bonsai, Satsuki azaleas tolerate in a foil tent the lowest temperatures

Repotting: At the beginning of March, repot into a well-drained, acidic bonsai soil (preferably the japanese Kanuma bonsai soil) with a stronger root cut

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