Another blooming azalea

The subject of this post originally came off this azalea that I posted about earlier in the year.

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When the one shrub was dug up two years ago, the rootball came apart into two pieces.  The bigger part is being trained into a semi cascade/cascade tree (See link above) and the subject of this post will hopefully make something similar.

It’s struggled a the last two years with vey little new growth on it but I’ve persevered with it in this oversized pot and now it’s finally bloomed.  I love the peachy pink flowers – the cascade half of this tree should produce the same colours when it decides to finally flower too.

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front view of pot

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From above

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Front view of plant.

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I haven’t done anything with the tree yet except prune junctions to two shoots and remove dead stubs.  It could make reasonable semi-cascade material if I can get some movement in the straight middle section and get some back budding with new growth along it too.  For now I’ll keep feeding it and try some wiring later in the year.