J. parsonii

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J. parsonii

Post  JimLewis on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:05 pm

I can't recall seeing many Parson's juniper bonsai. There may be a reason for that, I suppose, but I was given a potbound nursery specimen last winter. I've been moving it down into smaller pots and it seems to be happy enough.

If anyone has any special handling suggestions for this tree, I'll certainly listen. It is in a continuous state of partial juvenile foliage and stringy adult foliage. Based on the appearance of both, I may try to keep it in juvenile state. The tree is 22 inches long.


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Post  milehigh_7 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:43 am

I have one and the recommendation from everyone was to graft on Shimpaku. I will be interested to see where you decide to take this.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:53 pm

milehigh_7 wrote:I have one and the recommendation from everyone was to graft on Shimpaku. I will be interested to see where you decide to take this.

Thanks. I doubt that I'll do any grafting. No sense having a Parson's then trying to turn it into something else. But that's just me.

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Parson's Juniper

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:07 pm

'Parsonii' is a cultivar of J. chinensis. Bonsai methods for chinensis should probably work.
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Re: J. parsonii

Post  JimLewis on Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Hmmm. Checking my various tree sites on the web, there appears to be some debate about the correct taxonomy and relatio0nships. I seem to recall us discussing this some time last year.

It sure doesn't behave (or look) like a J. chinensis.

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Post  milehigh_7 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:48 pm

Well they trunk up fast but will perpetually have both types of foliage. The adult type gets really long and stringy.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:31 pm

This tree has changed some since I took those first pictures. There's only one trunk. I've done some preliminary work on the jin (though the one on the end may still be about 2x too long). I've also done some wiring on the branches down near the base.

It does seem to have both adult and juvenile foliage all the time, but I seem to be getting a bit more compacted adult foliage.

I'm probably through fiddling with the tree for this year, though it still is actively growing.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.




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Re: J. parsonii

Post  Patrick Giacobbe on Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:49 am


Juniper Parsonii, urban collected, in training five years all natrual, no grafting.
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Re: J. parsonii

Post  JimLewis on Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:31 am

Very nice.
Is this one of Jim Smith's trees? How do you get such nice foliage?

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