Juniperus Virginiana "Grey Owl"

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Juniperus Virginiana "Grey Owl"

Post  YukiShiro on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:29 pm

I bought this lovely juniper from a very good friend on Saturday. The previous owner made the drastic bend with lots of thick wire, about 3 years ago. Obviously, with the long elegant trunk, I went for literati style. Had help from my fiancee with the raffia and thick wiring, and the total styling, which includes the thinning out and styling took us about 5 hours on Sunday. There is a branch to the upper right which might be taken off later. Any comments on anything about this tree will be much appreciated Smile
The height is 88 cm (about 35.5") and the trunk diameter is roughly 9 cm (3.5")

how the tree looked before we started:


the final result:


close ups of the top of the tree:
from the front:

from the right:

from the left:

and from the back:

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Re: Juniperus Virginiana "Grey Owl"

Post  Twisted Trees on Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:23 pm

I like what you did with the top. I would like to see a greater bend in the lower trunk to add interest.

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Re: Juniperus Virginiana "Grey Owl"

Post  JimLewis on Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Nice job with a VERY difficult species (and tree). You might want to consider removing the top three branches (apex and two branches).

The difficulties in this species include maintaining adult foliage, and developing a mature-looking trunk.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:08 pm

That's a very nice start! Congrats.

-Dorothy

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Post  YukiShiro on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:59 pm

Thank you guys for the comments Very Happy

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