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bonsai_enthusiast
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What kind of flower is this?

If anyone knows, please let me know..also any tips how to keep it alive as long as possible such as plant food, etc. Thanks a bunch!

[img]https://img257.imageshack.us/img257/8316/img1436.jpg[/img]
[img]https://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8702/img1437a.jpg[/img]

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Kisal
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I'm probably totally wrong, but my guess would be what I call a "florist's azalea." I don't know that that is a "proper" designation, but I have azaleas which I received as potted plants. I eventually planted them in my yard. They stay quite small without being pruned, never growing more than 2 feet tall, and the leaves are small, as well.

In comparison, I have azaleas that would grow to 10 or 12 feet tall, if I didn't keep them pruned to 6 or 7 feet. The leaves on these plants are about 4 to 6 times larger than on the florists azaleas.

I don't know what the difference is between the plants, other than the size.

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I'm in agreement with Kisal that it's a type of Azalea. There are many different types of Azaleas. Here is an informative link I found.

https://www.azaleas.org/index.html

It's a beautiful specimen you have there - enjoy. :wink:
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I believe the correct cultivar is 'Rosebud'...

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