#1   Report Post  
Old 16-11-2003, 05:13 PM
papanix
 
Posts: n/a
Default azalea

I wonder if anyone mught help me out with some plant selection. Looking
for an azalea that will clip readily to form 'clouds' and provide
white flowers....


thanks

P


  #2   Report Post  
Old 16-11-2003, 06:02 PM
Franz Heymann
 
Posts: n/a
Default azalea


"papanix" wrote in message
...
I wonder if anyone mught help me out with some plant selection. Looking
for an azalea that will clip readily to form 'clouds' and provide
white flowers....


If you go around clipping azaleas you are not likely to get much by way of
flowers.

Franz


  #3   Report Post  
Old 18-11-2003, 06:02 PM
papanix
 
Posts: n/a
Default azalea

I have since realised that it is probably varieties of Rhodendron indica
which is used most often for this. I believe it can be clipped to a
lose rounded shape although I have never seen it clipped to a rigid
shape such as you would do with box or yew. If you look at images of
the central garden at the new Getty museum in Los Angeles they have a
circular maze like pattern made from R. indica which does flower. I
guess if you clip just after flowering you will still get flowers the
following year?

regards



Franz Heymann wrote:
"papanix" wrote in message
...

I wonder if anyone mught help me out with some plant selection. Looking
for an azalea that will clip readily to form 'clouds' and provide
white flowers....



If you go around clipping azaleas you are not likely to get much by way of
flowers.

Franz



  #4   Report Post  
Old 18-11-2003, 06:23 PM
Victoria Clare
 
Posts: n/a
Default azalea

papanix wrote in
:

I have since realised that it is probably varieties of Rhodendron
indica
which is used most often for this. I believe it can be clipped to
a
lose rounded shape although I have never seen it clipped to a rigid
shape such as you would do with box or yew. If you look at images of
the central garden at the new Getty museum in Los Angeles they have a
circular maze like pattern made from R. indica which does flower. I
guess if you clip just after flowering you will still get flowers the
following year?


I cut my azaleas back in the autumn and still get loads of blooms. I don't
clip them to a very precise shape though - I just cut back leggy growth to
the height of the main bush, as I don't want them any bigger than they
already are.

If you remember to cut them back just after they have flowered, they make
more shoots which also flower.

However, as my main aim is to keep them in check, I do the cutting later,
and I still get the fabled candlewick bedspread look.

Practically every tiny twig produces flowerbuds, so the only thing to look
out for is not to cut back too hard in one go so you remove too many
flowering twigs.

Victoria
  #5   Report Post  
Old 18-11-2003, 06:43 PM
Kay Easton
 
Posts: n/a
Default azalea

In article , papanix
writes
I have since realised that it is probably varieties of Rhodendron indica
which is used most often for this. I believe it can be clipped to a
lose rounded shape although I have never seen it clipped to a rigid
shape such as you would do with box or yew. If you look at images of
the central garden at the new Getty museum in Los Angeles they have a
circular maze like pattern made from R. indica which does flower. I
guess if you clip just after flowering you will still get flowers the
following year?

It's standard practice in japanese gardens - if you look in your local
bookshop at books on japanese gardening, some of them have lists of
suitable species.

regards



Franz Heymann wrote:
"papanix" wrote in message
...

I wonder if anyone mught help me out with some plant selection. Looking
for an azalea that will clip readily to form 'clouds' and provide
white flowers....



If you go around clipping azaleas you are not likely to get much by way of
flowers.

Franz




--
Kay Easton

Edward's earthworm page:
http://www.scarboro.demon.co.uk/edward/index.htm


  #7   Report Post  
Old 19-11-2003, 11:22 AM
papanix
 
Posts: n/a
Default azalea


Thanks for these. I guess there will be a cultivar somewhere that will
be white. I will search the PlantFinder. I hope to visit the central
garden at Easter. Sacha, did you visit any other interesting gardens in
California that I should look up (from a design perspective)...

Many thanks to all

P.





Links to pics of the maze and others:
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/pix...lowerMaze.html
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/pix/getty/

It's a fantastic garden - we saw it in October last year. But the maze is
not white. ;-)




Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Backyard Azalea 3Putt in Coastal SC Garden Photos 0 01-04-2009 01:24 AM
[IBC] Dr Wang Azalea Hung Le Bonsai 0 18-12-2003 07:12 AM
[IBC] azalea Art Krummel Bonsai 0 15-02-2003 05:51 PM
azalea questions Tanya Gardening 6 11-02-2003 05:55 PM
[IBC] azalea basics Steve Wolfinger Bonsai 0 10-02-2003 05:26 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017