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Pruning Choices on a Satsuki

A number of branches had been eliminated within the annual thinning of this Satsuki. Whereas shoot choice is finest accomplished within the fall, spring is fairly good for pruning branches. Lengthy story quick, we didn’t get to this one final fall, so did each operations in early April: massive cuts concurrently thinning.


Not the best azalea on the planet however a enjoyable research to attempt to discover stability. The robust department to the left has aspirations of being a second cover.


These areas specifically wanted consideration, locations of density or confusion.

  • The very best purple circle is of two small branches arising from the within of a curve, the place they’re muddying the design. The tree is full, with many branches, and right here we are able to “agree” with the rule of thumb of eradicating the pocket department (for disagreement of this guideline in some circumstances, try the Bonsai Heresy chapter ‘Kill the revolutionaries! Pocket branches should die!’ Sure, that’s the precise title…).
  • Transferring counterclockwise, the purple circle to the correct is about thinning a dense department.
  • To the underside, there’s a department crossing in entrance of the bottom a part of the trunk.
  • And to the far left there’s an excessive amount of density and never sufficient distinction inside that heavy low department.


After pruning / thinning, and wiring. The bark was additionally brushed at the moment. Brushing bark will not be solely tremendous enjoyable—and an thrilling approach to display on your work buddies over drinks—however the azalea lacewing bug tends to put its eggs below unfastened bark so it does have a preventative goal as properly. The pot is…not proper for this tree. This pot can be fairly good for a white pine.



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