Rhododendrons: Azalea grafting question ?

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by Vern42, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Vern42

    Vern42 Member

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    Tallahassee , Florida USA
    Hello All
    I live in the Tallahassee Fl. area, and have been into bonsai for about 15 years.
    I found an azalea at an local nursery that had beautiful roots and trunk ( for a bonsai )
    it is a R Indicum " Nathan Bedford Forrest ". The label read Large leaves and large orange flowers.
    The large leaves and flowers wouldn't be good for a bonsai, but I thought I can approach graft some of my small leafed / flowers from some of my kurume azalea " coral bells " onto it. So I bought it.
    It occured to me later, that I'm planning to graft an evergreen branch onto a deciduous trunk.
    Will this work. I 'm wondering if the dorment roots and the evergreen leaves can work together.
    Bonsai folks so far , just don't know , hopefully some of you guys can help me out.
    Thanks for any thoughts and help in this.
  2. mikeyinfla

    mikeyinfla Active Member

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    palmetto, fla
    would be interested to know if this worked or not

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