The Term ‘Satsuki‘
The name Satsuki (pronounced sat’ski) means fifth moon. It refers to the flowering period of these azaleas, which is in the fifth month of the oriental lunar calendar. This is late May / early June in our UK calendar.
We hope that our Society will spread awareness and knowledge of these beautiful plants and will help to bring them to the attention of all bonsai enthusiasts as well as the public in general.
How does the Society function?
The Society functions mainly by means of a newsletter, together with an annual National Exhibition held at a different venue each year. There is also this Website, which we hope, will become our main vehicle for communications and an effective way for members, especially those in other countries or hundreds of miles away, to keep in touch with ‘What’s happening‘ within the society.
How popular are Satsuki plants?
We all Know that Satsuki azaleas are among the world’s most spectacular flowering plants and that for over 300 years, the Japanese have been breeding these treasures for use as container grown show plants. Satsuki are most famous for the exotic sporting behavior of the flowers, individual plants can bear flowers with several different colors, forms and markings.
Today they are commonly grown as ‘Bonsai‘ and this website is dedicated to the improvement and awareness of satsuki culture.