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Japanese Juniper

Post  Rob C on Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:48 pm

Hello all. This is a Japanese Juniper I have been training for about 4-5 years. The tree is about 11 inches tall. I plan to do a bit more carving next season.

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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  manosvince on Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:28 pm

Very very nice!!!! I like it very much!! Can you post a photo closer to its foliage please?

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I like the trunk .

Post  Jim McIntyre on Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:44 pm

What a great little tree . It looks larger than 11 inches . I like the feminine curves .

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Post  Rob C on Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:27 am

Thank you very much skunkyjoe and manosvince.

Here is the 5 year progression of the tree with the last pic being a close up of the foliage

Pic 1 is the tree as purchased.
pic 2 is the tree roughly styled and put in a grow pot.
pic 3 is the tree grown out.
pic 4.. After about 3 years of training, I was somewhat dissatisfied with the tree. It was "too perfect" looking and I felt that the internal structure of the pads could be better. Also there were too many branches. Here is the tree after it was cut back very hard.
Pic 5 is the tree at the begiing of the following season.
Pic 6 is the tree now and the closeup of the foliage.










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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:50 am

She's a lovely tree!

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Post  manosvince on Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:17 am

Very impressive progression!! I like it again!!
Did you bought it from a bonsai nursery ? If you don't mind , please post a closer pic in order to make easy to identify the tree from its foliage...
Regards, Manos Smile

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Post  Russell Coker on Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:12 pm

I'm curious about that too. Was this "pre-bonsai" or just a lucky find at a regular nursery? FANTASTIC job either way. I'm so glad you showed the progress pictures, I'm bad about not taking those.

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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  Rob C on Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:07 pm

Hello all.. This was purchased from a bonsai nursery as rough stock as you see in the progression. In my opinion though, I believe that someone kept an eye on it for a quite a few years, not styling it, but just keeping the right amount of branches etc... I could be wrong though. The tree is a procumbens. It was labeled Japanese garden juniper.

Here is a close up of the foliage.


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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  rolandp on Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:15 pm

Nice tree. It looks like a Juniperus Procumbens to me.

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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  manosvince on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:25 pm

rolandp wrote:Nice tree. It looks like a Juniperus Procumbens to me.

Me too... Nice anyway Wink

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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  Orion on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:25 pm

Great progression! and I'd leave it as is.

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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  santi on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:48 pm

Great tree, juniperus procumbens nana i think.

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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  Michael Winther on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:05 pm

Thats a real beauty, great work Very Happy

Thanks 4 sharing

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Re: Japanese Juniper

Post  Rob C on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:30 pm

Thanks everyone.. Yes, the tree is a procumbens. Those who have worked with this cultivar know that the foliage tends to be a bit messy. Not like the easy and for lack of a better term "neater" foliage of a shimpaku. However, with a little work, these can become magnificent bonsai.

Rob

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