Are juniper berries a sign of stress?

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Are juniper berries a sign of stress?

Post  daudelus on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:09 pm

I collected a Chinese juniper about 4 years ago... I let it sit for 3 years then this spring decided to get it out of the turface it was in ( trying to rid all my trees of it) and replace it with pumice. The repot was only minimal in root reduction and it had only a minute amount of browning on an interior branch... I noticed berries forming for the first time, so I wondered if anyone thought they would be a sign if health or of stress (push to reproduce before dying). It doesn't look stressed in any way, but I'm horticulturally curious. Any thoughts?


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Re: Are juniper berries a sign of stress?

Post  JimLewis on Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:23 pm

I suspect it was just its time to make berries.

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Post  daudelus on Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:51 pm

So, it's a sign of maturity more than anything else?

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:04 pm

Well, it's a sign of reproductive maturity, but you know those teenagers . . .

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