Shyte or shineola? Who cares. It will be fun either way. Okay; screw the rules. This is a tree for the yard. Kind of a bill-board for advertising. So here the darn thing is. All nine feet of it.Kind of a rat’s nest of large gangly trunks. I want to twist and bend them around and make this tree into a wind-swept semi-cascade. This is a Southern Indica azalea variety named Formosa. Has nice dark violet blooms. But these are actually some of the largest azaleas you can find so this plant will have to have “SIZE” to have any sort of scale agreement.
You are right it does sprawl all over the place. Right hand side to the bench; left hand out to the wagon. Four foot square pallets it is sitting on. So maybe 9 feet was selling it short. The base of this is all over the place and about to be worse.
They cross and twist and generally act like they could not make up their mind. I think this plant was originally set aside and something else was put in front of it. Then it put out trying to find the light and this is the result.
One of the problems working with this plant is really not a problem except now. I cannot get a copper wire any closer to the trunk than where I put them. Why? Every time I tried to sink a wire I kept hitting some “plate” beneath the soil. Can only be one hell of a base flair.
Used heavy grounding wire and nylon ties to get the initial positions but will be going back and “lacing” it to the heavy wire as I have started in one of the earlier pictures.
I am going to get my tubing out and work the smaller pieces. This dang thing is scary nasty and there is a lot to get under control here. I’ll post an update in a bit.