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Literati Junipers?

Post  Neil Jaeger on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:19 am

It seems that i've been seeing alot of literati junipers lately and i LOVE the way they look. I live in buffalo NY and most junipers that i see grow down as ground cover. What it the best juniper to use to make the literati / upright form?

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Literati Junipers?

Post  Guest on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:50 am

Hello Neil. All the Junipers, including the ground cover varieties, are good for literati. Ground cover ones, if wired up or tied to a cane, will make convincing trees in a relatively short period of time.

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Literati junipers

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:52 am

The upright literati style is not really natural for junipers. The easiest way to get one is to take a common ground cover juniper like Blue Rug or procumbens 'Nana,' and stake it upright however you want the trunk to look, and keep it staked until the trunk is stiff enough to stand by itself.

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Re: Literati Junipers?

Post  Neil Jaeger on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:57 am

Ah ha, thank you very much for your responses.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:11 pm

Here, as an example, is a Juniperus procumbens. It is about 2 1/2 feet tall if I recall rightly.



It is from the NC Arboretum collection.

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Re: Literati Junipers?

Post  Neil Jaeger on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:00 am

Wow Jim, that tree is stunning!! Just like an old tall pine in the woods, with its crown fighting for light above all the other trees and all the other branches died from lack of light.

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