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SUMO SATSUKI

Post  mike page on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:24 pm

10 inches tall from pot rim. Trunk circumference at base about 28 inches. Pot by Dick Ryerson.

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:45 pm

Mike,

In Japan the satsuki start blooming in late May and into June. The Satsuki Festival in Kanuma is the first week of June. The peak here on the Gulf Coast it's even earlier than that by about three weeks, usually around Mothers Day. I just can't see S. F. being that much ahead of us. Our indicas (the Southern Indian hybrids) are just starting to bloom, and I think that's what you have rather than satsuki - Rhododendron indicum.

Nice trunk!

Russell

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Post  mike page on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:56 pm

Russell
Thanks for your comments, and for correctly identifying the azalea.
I had some doubt about it, but couldn't resist the alliteration of "sumo satsuki". Smile

Mike

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Post  EdMerc on Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:01 pm

Either way, it's purty.

Thanks for sharing Mike.
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Post  Hawaiian77 on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:44 am

That's one really cool looking tree. ThumbsUp Can you tell me it's age and if you field-grown it.

Mahalo,

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Post  mike page on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:08 am

Hawaiian77 wrote:That's one really cool looking tree. ThumbsUp Can you tell me it's age and if you field-grown it.

Mahalo,

-Tim Cool

It's urban landscape collected material. Severely cut back to reduce it's height. Well fed to produce new shoots and flowers. 10% skill. 90% luck. I have no clue as to the age. Folks that know azaleas and their growth habits may be able to give a good guess.

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:55 am

Mahalo Mike..... It takes great effort and a good eye to achieve what you have. thumbs up

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Post  bonsaistud on Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:16 pm

Nice little one Mike...

You just might drag me into the SUMO culture yet!

Pat…mounted on my trusty stead, riding off wildly in all directions…

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