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Repotting azalea shohin

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My azalea shohin was long for transplantation. I wanted to change the angle of the tree for some time as the main branch was too large to bend and exposed roots were pointing almost straight up. Tilting the tree would approximate bending down the main branch and the trunk would give better movement to the left.

Azalea

Satsuki Azalea

Azalea

Approach new angle seeding

The roots extracted directly from the rootwork pot and was a simple task.

Rootball

Azalea rootball

Rootball

rootball from below

I chose a slightly larger pot the tree would be less likely to dry in summer.

After repotting at new angle

Repotting complete

Instead of simply tilting the tree on the left when repotted, I leaned forward slightly and turn slightly to the left . I was surprised by the subtle difference of this fact. Boon and I went back and forth over the exact angle before making the decision, but I’m happy with the result.

Azalea

tilted to the left

After repotting at new angle

As repotted

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