Author Topic: Satsuki Hibernation?  (Read 6766 times)

frankalank

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Satsuki Hibernation?
« on: December 05, 2015, 09:17 AM »
Hello  everyone,
First time posting, long time lurker.  I am a military member, and because of that, my trees have had to relocate as I do every few years. In our last move, we've gone from Florida to North West Washington, and this year I had to be away from my trees for eleven months.  My bride did the best she could keeping them alive, but alas, I came home to two Satsukis that were barely hanging on.  My question to you is, now that I have moved my Satsuki to the garage for the winter, How much lighting if any do they require/you recommend?

All my research on this topic has come up empty, so I thought I would take the chance and ask the question.

Very Respectfully,
Frank
 

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Re: Satsuki Hibernation?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 09:19 AM »
Unless your tree has lost ALL of its leaves -- in which case it is in real trouble -- it will need some light and water over the winter. 
 
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frankalank

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Re: Satsuki Hibernation?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 11:41 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply!

I guess I wasn't very specific.  The tree doesn't look good, but it certainly has most of its foliage.  My question was more on the side of trying to see if anyone brought their azaleas inside for the winter, and if so, what kind of lighting setups are used.  I am sure most have dedicated green houses, but for those that don't, what do you do specifically in order to get your trees through the winter?

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Frank
 

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Re: Satsuki Hibernation?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 10:39 AM »
Azalea are not tropicals.  They do NOT do well indoors, and in Zone 8 should be outside all year long.
 
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Re: Satsuki Hibernation?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 09:28 AM »
Place them outside, out of the wind in a sheltered spot. On the ground and bury them in mulch up to the first branch. Make sure they don't dry out.

Shouldn't have any problems
 
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