Belgian Indica Hybrid 'Madonna' Azalea Pre-Bonsai Tree - 1 Gallon

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Plant Attributes

Common Name: Belgian Indica Hybrid 'Madonna' Azalea
Botanical Name: Rhododendron (Belgian Indica Hybrid) 'Madonna'
Plant Type: Evergreen
Growth Type: Broad Spreading Rounded Shrub
Growth Speed: Slow (About 2 - 3 Inches Per Year)
USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 9 [ Help! How do I find out my USDA zone? ]
Bonsai Difficulty: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low (if grown in a moist acidic soil environment to stay healthy) 


Plant Size

Pot Size: 1 Gallon Pot / #1
Estimated Age: About 7 - 8 Years
Estimated Height: About 7 - 9 Inches
Estimated Width: About 6 - 9 Inches
Estimated Trunk Size: About 1/4 to 1/2 Inch
Trunk Note: Depending on the tree you receive, they will probably have a single trunk. But sometimes, you may receive a multi-trunk one.


Plant Growth Conditions

Sun Exposure: Half Sun to One-Quarter Sun / Full Shade
Soil Type: Loamy or Sandy
Soil Drainage: Moist But Well Draining (Please Use Bonsai Soil Mix)
Soil pH: Acidic to Slightly Acidic (Azaleas NEED low pH soil to survive!)
Watering: Azaleas don't enjoy being soaking wet all the time. An infrequent deep soaking is more effective than a superficial sprinkling every day. Please thoroughly water their roots and soil inside the pot to fully saturate the soil to help keep it moist but not soggy. They don't enjoy dry soil or lime. In hard-water areas, it becomes essential to water them with rainwater or filtered water only to avoid lime deposits building up in the soil.
Fertilizing: They do well if given some fertilizer periodically. Fertilize in late winter or early spring by the last week of March to help with blooms. Acidifying fertilizers are a good choice where soils are neutral or alkaline.

Pruning & Wiring Tips: Prune after flowering so you don't accidentally cut off any future blooms!
Common Concerns: As needed, a fungicidal spray in spring as the buds show color will control “petal blight,” a fungal disease that appears as discolored dots on the petals and quickly discolors and collapses the blossoms.
Special Care Notes: Azaleas usually flourish in partial shade in most regions with a few hours of morning sun. The precious flowers don't wilt if a spring day becomes too hot. Azaleas may respond well to full sun in colder climates, while bonsai enthusiasts in warmer climates should give their azaleas more shade.


Plant Characteristics

Flowering: Yes
Fruiting: No
Leaves / Foliage: Small Shiny Ovate Elliptical Leaves || Small Matte Fuzzy Ovate Elliptical Leaves with Colors That Range from Forest Green to Sap Green
Bark: Matte Sepia Brown with Minor Thin Crackling On Trunk
Propagation: Yes, you can get some hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Air Layering: Yes, it's a good air layering candidate.
Unique Trait: Azaleas are TOXIC to Cats, Dogs, and Horses, so they are not recommended for pet owners! If you own pets and wish to grow Azaleas, please take strong caution and keep them in a protected area far away from your pets.


Flower Attributes

Average Flower Size: About 1.5 Inches Diameter
Simple Color Category: White
Detailed Color Description: Bright Baby Powder White with Some Lime Green Mottling Dots and Dashes in Throat
Petal Type: Semi Double Trumpet with Semi Ruffled Edges
Stamen Color: Greenish-White with Light Brown or Lime Green Tips
Flowering Time: Early Spring to Mid Spring
Flowers Last For: Up to 1 - 2 weeks
Average Bud Amount on Branch Tips: About 2 - 3 Buds
Special Remarks: Long blooming




>>> 1 Gallon Pot Sized Pre-Bonsai Tree Shipping & Handling = $20.00



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House of Bonsai is located within the 2023 USDA Hardiness Zone 10a area, with Average Annual Extreme Minimum Temperatures ranging from 30 to 35 (F) / -1.1 to 1.7 (C). On average, our bonsai trees enjoy warm temperatures and temperate weather all year round. Depending on your zip code's temperature and weather forecast when placing an order, we may delay shipping out your live plant order to diminish plant shock during transit. Please be mindful of where you live compared to where your tree is coming from by giving it several weeks to adjust to its new environmental conditions.


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