Satsuki Azalea bonsai have been grown in Japan for centuries and are widely considered the premiere variety for this use. They bloom later in the spring than other types; producing generous quantities of bright pink blossoms. Satsuki Azaleas are easily styled and deliver an attractive presentation year round. Blooms May - June. Always protect blooms from freezing. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection; see Bonsai Care. Ideal with 13" Humidity Tray. Container color and shape varies
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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The packaging for the Azalea was outstanding! The bonsai was delivered perfectly and it is a beautiful bonsai. It is very healthy and I know it will be wonderful when it starts to bloom!
Kevin Nov 21st 2020
It was the best present I’ve ever received!! The plant was so full and lush, and way bigger than i expected. It even had beautiful red flowers! The unpacking and cleaning up the foam took hours haha but it was a fun experience with my girlfriend. I highly recommend this bonsai to anyone looking!
Jim GrayOct 26th 2020
Azalea arrived in great shape and condition.
Thank you for the plant and the beautiful pot it is in. It is a nice addition to my front entry. It was packed very well. I gave it water and it seems to be doing great! I look forward to the blooms next spring.
Dexter White Sep 19th 2020
Beautiful tree arrived in great shape. A prized addition to my collection.
Ron PfahlApr 6th 2020
Arrived in great shape. Lots of buds. Waiting for show May/June.
Stephen McMurrayMar 20th 2020
As all plants from Brussels bonsais , my azalea arrived in great shape. Look forward to blooms later in the year
Linda PascoeOct 14th 2019
Gorgeous healthy plant that arrived in great shape Definitely will order from them again!
Jorge GutierrezJun 29th 2019
I bought the plant a year ago, it was great for for 6 months but did not survive the winter on my garage, I am holding the plant to see if revive this summer 2019 but not
Richard H.May 3rd 2019
Plant quality was good. Pot arrived broken into 3 pieces requiring a repot. Root structure was good held together by inner pot growing mesh.
John GrasserApr 27th 2019
The tree arrived in perfect condition. Pleasantly surprised that it is a bit larger than I expected. Packaging was excellent. It was quite bushy and a bit over grown, which was perfect. After I let it rest a few days I trimmed it too my liking. It is now a beautiful "broom style" bonsai, displayed on my front porch.