I got this from a nursery. where to start??

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I got this from a nursery. where to start??

Post  Ahuehuete on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:46 am

Hi everyone!!
this is the first plant I get to make a Bonsai.
I read all the books I had, and I though I was ready to start, I got this a couple a days ago but now that I have it on my hands it seems kind of complicated to begin for me. I would appreciate your suggestions to start working on my plant.
I chose this Azalea because I liked the way it splits into 3 trunks and I would like to shape it into a Broom style.
what should I do to achieve it??
do you think it may work?? or have any onther idea??
I want it to have a lot of flowers next spring, how can I do it???

thank you for your help!!









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Post  yamasuri on Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:54 am

Hi,
The plant you bought looks nice. I dont have try azalea bonsai yet but knowing is hard and tricky development. Try this link to give you idea http://kuromatsubonsai.com/azalea-bonsai/ I'm pretty sure someone here will respond with personal experience. Good luck with azalea bonsai.

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:35 pm

You can have, in time, a nice bonsai here. You might get some wire and wrap that left hand trunk-branch and bend it as shown in the picture. Be careful, azalea branches are very brittle, although the suggested amount of bending should be safe.

Then, be brutal, a chop the top of the tree. It should grow new green and new branches below where you chop. After that, let it alone through the winter.

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