Azalea, humble starts

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Azalea, humble starts

Post  leatherback on Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:11 am

Some four weeks ago I went to a demolition site, to check on a juniper I had seen from the road. Turned out it was GREAT material. But also about twice the size I can handle (2ft/60cm trunk, 7ft/2m tall, 10ft/3m across). With absolutely no foliage to cut back to, I decided to leave it.

however, looking around at the site, I saw a nice little azalea bush in the grass. When I grabbed it, it turned out it was connected to several other 'bushes': Heavily neglected, with long sneaking branches in the grass. Two cuts with a spade was all that was needed and I took it home with me with very substanial roots. The initial shrub had rooted, so I split the plant into two.

I am thinking.. Literati. Next year may see a compression of the trunk and thinning of the branches..? So far, no leafdrop and the multi-trunk has actually thrown out a new flush of leaves. Any suggestions for a future of these would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Azalea, humble starts

Post  Precarious on Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:18 pm

Great rescue project! Hope to see progressive pics in the future.



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