This tree has the potential to be a real show stopper. It has presence due to it's sheer size. The trunk of this imported azalea is well developed with good taper; mature with an interesting sandpaper-like texture on the trunk and an incredible nebari.
You will note from the photo's below that the nebari has become webbed and completely fused over its long years of development.
The basic branch structure is there but you could be the one to take it to the next level of refinement as the pads could be allowed to fill out more and in return the tree will reward you with an even more impressive display of flowers.
Unfortunately it would seem that an accident befell this tree and the apex was damaged. Therefore a new apex will need to be developed. However as this species grows very quickly it is not likely to take too long to accomplish and this fact is clearly reflected in the price, which would be more than double were this tree complete.
The pot, although not top quality was made in Japan. The tree also appears to have been recently repotted so this task will not be necessary for at least some years.
This tree presents a unique opportunity for lovers of azalea to own a very large imported specimen from Japan at a bargain price. It leaves considerable room for the new owner to complete the styling of the tree themselves. Barring the issue with the apex already described, this tree does not have any recent cut scars which are undesirable in bonsai.
(Measurements exclude the container)
A wooden crate is required for shipping due to the weight and size of this tree. This is included in the shipping price.
The display stand and coke tin, used for scale, is not included.