May I Present to You The Juniper Procumbens

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May I Present to You The Juniper Procumbens

Post  thomasj on Tue May 14, 2013 3:54 pm

Here are my juniper procumbens that I have been working with for ten years now. They have all started out just like any other procumbens juniper with the juvenile foliage , but after much care and lessons learned the hard way throughout those ten years, they have produced the mature shimpaku like foliage, and have now gotten to where I am happy with them. All comments are welcome. Smile








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Re: May I Present to You The Juniper Procumbens

Post  JimLewis on Tue May 14, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks for posting. I think #2 is special -- but it should be in a round pot. <g>

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Post  Russell Coker on Tue May 14, 2013 4:43 pm




I agree.... 2nd and 3rd... WOW!!

Well done!

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Post  thomasj on Tue May 14, 2013 4:54 pm

Thanks for posting. I think #2 is special -- but it should be in a round pot

Hmm, I never even considered that. I'll have to see what that would look like at next repotting. Wink

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Post  misfit1 on Tue May 14, 2013 8:01 pm

These are fantastic trees. Thanks for sharing. Could you explain a little bit how you encourage mature foliage on procumbens?

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Post  lennard on Tue May 14, 2013 8:05 pm

Beautiful trees and photography! The three last trees do evoke emotion!

Well done.

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Post  thomasj on Tue May 14, 2013 8:13 pm

Could you explain a little bit how you encourage mature foliage on procumbens?

It consists of constant pinching being very careful not to pinch too hard or else you'll weaken the tree considerably and possibly lose a branch or two, and a lot of time, and by that I mean "years time". Smile

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Re: May I Present to You The Juniper Procumbens

Post  Russell Coker on Tue May 14, 2013 8:37 pm



Thomas J. wrote:
Thanks for posting. I think #2 is special -- but it should be in a round pot

Hmm, I never even considered that. I'll have to see what that would look like at next repotting. Wink



I think that's a good idea too. But regardless, the first AND the second tree deserve quality pots. It's time.

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Post  Jake16 on Tue May 14, 2013 11:01 pm

Does anyone else think that the third's foliage is a bit dense ? (Trunk not very visible)

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Post  thomasj on Tue May 14, 2013 11:54 pm

Does anyone else think that the third's foliage is a bit dense ? (Trunk not very visible)

The foliage is left that dense for one specific reason; the trunk. The trunk on this juniper is truly the weakest point and I styled the tree with this in mind to hide as much of it as possible. It resembles a twisted up hose with probably the same diameter as one. Wish it wasn't so but it is. Crying or Very sad

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Post  Guest on Wed May 15, 2013 12:43 am

Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection of J.procumbens, agree with others the second is something special, however, for me the 3rd has something about it that calls stronger. I would like to see it turned counterclockwise about 15deg & the tilt also lifted about the same, another 10yrs & all that extra foliage should help the trunk along and give you a whole lot of fun ThumbsUp

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