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Plant ID please

Post  mokster on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:37 pm

Hi All,

Can someone kindly help me ID the following plant



Here is a close up of it



Thanks.

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Re: Plant ID please

Post  DaveV. on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:49 pm

Looks like my Japanese juniper (a fairly common juniper for bonsai)

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:57 pm

Yup. Common garden juniper. Probably a J. procumbens of some ilk.

Nicely bonsaiable.

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Re: Plant ID please

Post  mokster on Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:06 pm

Thank you Dave, Jim. Really appreciate the help.

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Post  mokster on Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi All,

I have some follow up questions for my plant.

I am just starting to pinch back all the juvenile scale growth (bright bluish green).

1) What do I do with the end sections on main branches which consists of just juvenile foliage? Do I cut it back all the way to the first mature scale? Some of the sections are almost a quarter the length of the whole branch, do I just snip them down with a pruning scissors?

2) How do I get rid of the brown scales which formed due to bad pinching? There is already green foliage growing on top of it but these brown scales are hard and difficult to pinch off.

Thank you.

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Re: Plant ID please

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:57 pm

Do not over work Junipers in hot weather. Light pruning only. Pruning and fertilizer will promote juvenile growth.

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Post  mokster on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:03 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:Do not over work Junipers in hot weather. Light pruning only. Pruning and fertilizer will promote juvenile growth.

Thanks for tip Billy.

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Plant ID Please

Post  bonsaisr on Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:52 pm

As I understand it, your plant has mostly juvenile (needle) foliage, and a few branches with scale foliage. In that case, it is not Juniperus procumbens, which always has only needles. It is most likely J. squamata 'Prostrata,' a widely sold look-alike. Actually, it is a better bonsai subject than J. procumbens, at least in the colder climates. Don't try to eliminate the needle foliage. It will always have mostly needles and a few scale branches. That is its normal habit. If the scale foliage tends to take over as the plant matures, you may have San Jose juniper, J. chinensis 'San Jose.'

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Post  mokster on Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:43 am

Thank you for highlighting that Bonsaisr.

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