Satsuki Bonsai in Jindai Botanical Garden, Tokyo
Satsuki azaleas have a diverse range of flower forms and color patterns with multiple patterns often appearing on a single plant.
Satsuki bloom from May to June; the name “Satsuki” in Japanese is reference to their blooming period, the fifth month of the Asian lunar calendar. They are commonly used as a subject in bonsai and many bonsai enthusiasts and shows are dedicated solely to them.
There are thousands of different varieties, but some popular ones are chinzan, kaho, gyoten, osakasuki, eikan, nikko, hakurei, hakurin, kinsai, and many more.
This is the “Satsuki Exhibition” held at Jindai Botanical Garden in Tokyo.