Rhododendron indicum chinzan #1

Satsuki azalea, variety chinzan meaning "rare mountain" in Japanese.

See: https://www.azaleas.org/view-azalea/?id=1208

December 2020


This 6 years old pre-bonsai was ordered from Bonsai Plaza in the Netherlands. It was originally imported from Japan.

Mars 2021

I repotted the tree in a pond basket in a mix of 90% kanuma and 10% pumice after cutting all its big roots.

May 2021

The flower buds are expending since the end of April and getting their colors in the middle of May:


And two weeks later the tree is almost in full bloom: