Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

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Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

Post  Shayn on Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:24 pm

Hi guys,

I have recently acquired a Juniper Chinensis variegata (Alba Maculata)
All I have done is clean the trunk.

There is a mass of roots around the trunk, and its on there pretty tight!
I want to know if I can cut it away without causing harm.
Also, if anyone has some styling suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

Any and all input welcome.

What I'd use as the front - just rotated to the left a touch


Assumed back


Roots I want to cut away



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Re: Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

Post  JimLewis on Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:58 pm

Alba Maculata is a willow, Salix integra 'Alba Maculata.' It has variegated leaves. See: http://www.about-garden.com/a/en/2158-salix-integra-alba-maculata-hakuro-nishi-japanese-dappled-willow/

Your tree is a juniper. They're not even vaguely related. With those roots and the candelabra-shaped lower branches it will be a very difficult subject for bonsai training. One of those lower branches must go.

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Re: Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

Post  Shayn on Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks for your reply Jim, very swift!
Although, I'm pretty sure this is a Juniper Chinensis Variegata.
Juniperus chinensis alba variegata seems to be its better known name in South Africa, worldwide could be known as Juniper Chinensis Stricta Variegata.. Not too sure to be honest.

The following images are directly from the Elands wholesale nursery here in South Africa.

Captioned: "Juniperus chinensis 'Alba Maculata'
30cm, straight, lovely conical shape"

Here are some other images I found online.



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Re: Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

Post  Precarious on Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:18 pm

I agree about a branch needing to go, the bar branch at the bottom. It will end up swollen more than the trunk below it. I would remove the bottom one on the left, since it seems the weaker of the two. Then with the next pair of branches above, the one on the left can be wired to the left and the other more vertical, depending on your goals.

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Re: Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

Post  Shayn on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:32 am

Thanks guys, will take your input into consideration. Will keep you posted on the tree. Just repotted 2 days ago. Will post images soon. My junipers all went into 10L bags.

Shayn

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Re: Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

Post  Shayn on Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:50 am

Sorry to have shut you out so hard Jim. Hope you return

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Post  M. Frary on Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:14 pm

He's here. You won't drive him away! If he really didn't like you you would just disappear in a puff of smoke.
He's a moderator here.

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Re: Juniper Chinensis (alba maculata)

Post  Shayn on Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:51 pm

I know Laughing

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