Complete List of Satsuki Azalea with Name and Image

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Satsuki azalea or Japanese Azalea is the name of the cultivar group of the Rhododendron indicum species, which is a type of Azalea that is widely cultivated in Japan.

Satsuki azalea trees come in a variety of forms, from low to medium shrubs, they also produce different flower shapes and color patterns depending on the variety. Satsuki azalea flowers bloom from May to June. The name “Satsuki” in Japanese refers to their blooming period, which is the fifth month of the Asian lunar calendar.

Satsuki azaleas are often grown as ornamental trees in home yards and public gardens, they are also used as bonsai specimens by bonsai artists in Asia and other areas where the temperatures are compatible with azaleas.

Today there are thousands of different types of Satsuki azalea, but only a few are popular as Chinzan, Eikan, Gyoten, Hakurei, Hakurin, Kaho, Kinsai, Nikko, and Osakasuki. What do their flowers look like? Here’s a closeup:

IMAGE NAME
Rhododendron indicum 'Kinsai' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kinsai’
Rhododendron indicum 'Korin' Satsuki Azalea
‘Korin’
Rhododendron indicum 'Chinzan' Satsuki Azalea
‘Chinzan’
Rhododendron indicum 'Kegon' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kegon’
Rhododendron indicum 'Kagayaki' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kagayaki’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hiodoshi' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hiodoshi’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hanazaiku' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hanazaiku’
Rhododendron indicum 'Osakazuki' Satsuki Azalea
‘Osakazuki’
Rhododendron indicum 'Shisui' Satsuki Azalea
‘Shisui’
Rhododendron indicum 'Shugetsu' Satsuki Azalea
‘Shugetsu’
Rhododendron indicum 'Nasuno' Satsuki Azalea
‘Nasuno’
Rhododendron indicum 'Nyohozan' Satsuki Azalea
‘Nyohozan’
Rhododendron indicum 'Kunpu' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kunpu’
Rhododendron indicum 'Kiri no Hikari' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kiri no Hikari’
Rhododendron indicum 'Kozan' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kozan’
Rhododendron indicum 'Aika' Satsuki Azalea
‘Aika’
Rhododendron indicum 'Aiko' Satsuki Azalea
‘Aiko’
Rhododendron indicum 'Ariran' Satsuki Azalea
‘Ariran’
Rhododendron indicum 'Asukanishiki' Satsuki Azalea
‘Asukanishiki’
Rhododendron indicum 'Asukayama' Satsuki Azalea
‘Asukayama’
Rhododendron indicum 'Ayumu' Satsuki Azalea
‘Ayumu’
Rhododendron indicum 'Benizuru' Satsuki Azalea
‘Benizuru’
Rhododendron indicum 'Byakuren' Satsuki Azalea
‘Byakuren’
Rhododendron indicum 'Chihiro' Satsuki Azalea
‘Chihiro’
Rhododendron indicum 'Chojuho' Satsuki Azalea
‘Chojuho’
Rhododendron indicum 'Eiga-no-Homare' Satsuki Azalea
‘Eiganohomare’
Rhododendron indicum 'Furan' Satsuki Azalea
‘Furan’
Rhododendron indicum 'Gyokurei' Satsuki Azalea
‘Gyokurei’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hanabin' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hanabin’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hanaizumi' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hanaizumi’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hanakurenai' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hanakurenai’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hanamaiko' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hanamaiko’
Rhododendron indicum 'Harunokotobuki' Satsuki Azalea
‘Harunokotobuki’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hibai' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hibai’
Rhododendron indicum 'Himatsuri' Satsuki Azalea
‘Himatsuri’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hoshinokagayaki' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hoshinokagayaki’
Rhododendron indicum 'Hotaru' Satsuki Azalea
‘Hotaru’
Rhododendron indicum 'Isshonoharu' Satsuki Azalea
‘Isshonoharu’
Rhododendron indicum 'Kanumanokagayaki' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kanumanokagayaki’
Rhododendron indicum 'Kobai' Satsuki Azalea
‘Kobai’
Rhododendron indicum 'Koizora' Satsuki Azalea
‘Koizora’
Rhododendron indicum 'Miyu' Satsuki Azalea
‘Miyu’
Rhododendron indicum 'Moeka' Satsuki Azalea
‘Moeka’
Rhododendron indicum 'Nao' Satsuki Azalea
‘Nao’
Rhododendron indicum 'Tateyama-no-Mai' Satsuki Azalea
‘Tateyama-no-Mai’
Rhododendron indicum 'Togenkyo' Satsuki Azalea
‘Togenkyo’
Rhododendron indicum 'Wakaebisu' Satsuki Azalea
‘Wakaebisu’
Rhododendron indicum 'Yuki' Satsuki Azalea
‘Yuki’
Rhododendron indicum 'Yukinko' Satsuki Azalea
‘Yukinko’
Rhododendron indicum 'Yumebotaru' Satsuki Azalea
‘Yumebotaru’
Rhododendron indicum 'Yumehanabi' Satsuki Azalea
‘Yumehanabi’
Rhododendron indicum 'Yumehira' Satsuki Azalea
‘Yumehira’

Above is a list of the varieties of Satsuki azalea that are commonly cultivated and used in bonsai. If you are interested in purchasing and maintaining one of the many varieties of Satsuki azalea, make sure you understand how to deal with them.

Satsuki azaleas are well known for their intricate care that takes a lot of time and effort. This tree must be cared for with great care to produce abundant flowers. However, if you have followed all of the recommended suggestions, they will produce gorgeous flowers and pay back all your work.

 
How do you care for Satsuki azaleas?

Before buying and raising Satsuki azaleas, think about where you want them to be grown. Is ground directly or in a pot as a bonsai.

If you plan to plant them in the ground, they do not need special attention, just nurture them as usual because their roots can find their nutrients in deep soil. However, if you are growing it in a pot as a bonsai, you need to pay attention to the climate you live in, soil type, soil change, fertilizing, and regular pruning so that the Satsuki azalea can be in full bloom.

 
Satsuki azalea requires:

  • For the life of the Satsuki azalea tree, the best in the area included in Hardiness zone 7-8. While they can grow on USDA 9, it will be more difficult to maintain.
  • Satsuki azalea, unlike most other plants, prefers slightly acidic soil. Japanese bonsai artists often use packaged soil, the Kanuma type. If Satsuki azaleas are grown in pots, they should be repotting and trimmed about 50-80% every 1-3 years. The best time for pruning and changing soil is in early or mid-spring.
  • Fertilization can be done as directed on the product packaging. There are many types of fertilizers suitable for Satsuki azaleas. Even if they are not fertilized, as long as you take care of them regularly, they will still produce flowers.
  • The application of forest moss to the top of the ground is also important for Satsuki azaleas. The moss that is placed on the ground makes the soil moist and the roots of the tree can concentrate on growing since azaleas are a type of plant that prefers moist soil.

 

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