I’ve found that a number of satsuki azaleas in my garden have bloomed this fall. It’s normal for satsuki to produce a few flowers this time of year, and occasionally trees are covered with them.
When this happens, I enjoy the color and remove the flowers when most of them are spent.
Spent flowers on an Osakazuki satsuki azalea
After removing the flowers – 23″
The tree above is still producing new growth but I expect this to slow as the weather cools. As soon as the old leaves start to turn color, I’ll know it’s time for fall pruning. In the meantime, I have a few more spent flowers to remove!
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Shimpaku grafted on California juniper – 25″
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