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Satsuki Plethora Take Another Look At-|Michael Hagedorn

In 2017 we puzzled over an Azalea that had actually seen much better days. The top had actually passed away, and also 2 total sides of the trunk were shari. What to do with it?

We reduced the trunk in fifty percent, laying the good looking fifty percent down in a level. What had actually been branches increased as trunks, for a plethora design.

The initial origin mass we preserved to maintain the Azalea going while brand-new origins expanded along the laid-down trunk. We loaded sphagnum along it to urge those origins. They would certainly be our future nebari.

We had sufficient origins this year to place it in a pot. Initially, a couple of photos as a wrap-up.


Satsuki Azalea ‘Kinsai’ in 2017 with a dead top. There is shari inside out– from this sight both sides of the trunk lived, the large swath dealing with the video camera, all dead. The exact same beyond.


After sawing the tree in fifty percent.


Laying one side down in a level of pumice. Sphagnum was later on loaded around the sides of the trunk cut to promote origins.

5 years later on, in 2022, this is just how the azalea looks. For the last a number of years the initial origin mass was trimmed back, a little every year. Closer to the brand-new trunks the initial trunk was reduced right into yearly, each time deeper, to prepare for cutting.


Origins appearing of the laid-down trunk.

Removing the old origin mass.

The half-round trunk noticeable on splitting up.

A front discovered by Mark throughout our repotting (many thanks Mark!) We chose this. Bird’s-eye view of all trunks. A strong heap of origins held all of it with each other.

In its very first pot. The circulation really feels to the right, so when the origins end up being a lot more positive we’ll reduce the laid-down trunk, and also skootch it over to the left. We left the branches long to trim back one more day. Likely in very early July, if development is solid.

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