The Satsuki Azalea is a popular species prized for its small leaves and beautiful flowers. They tend to flower in late spring/early summer and can come in a wide range of colors including white, pink, red, and combinations of the above. We are currently working to identify the strains that we have available, but are selling them as assorted for now. Grown from cutting at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.
Common Name(s): Satsuki Azalea
Latin Name: Rhododendron indicum
Type: Evergreen broad-leaf
Native to: Japan
Climate: Hardy in Zones 7-9, this species does not do well with extreme cold. Make sure to provide winter protection.
Care: After flowering, they can be cut back hard to increase ramification and budding back. The Satsuki Azalea prefers a larger, deeper pot than most bonsai. Make sure that the pot is sufficiently deep and offers a 1-2" buffer between surface roots and the pot's edge.