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Dwarf Japanese Juniper Bonsai Tree

Japanese Dwarf Juniper – Juniperus procumbens nana

General Information: This is the tree that makes a fine bonsai if it is properly trained and cared for.

This juniper has a low, spreading habit that makes it ideal for cascade and semi-cascade styles. Specimens grown in a nursery or specifically for bonsai can be used for many styles.

Lighting: Full sun.

Temperature: Tolerates a wide range of temperatures, including freezing, however, roots must be protcted from excessive heat or cold.

Watering: Spray the foliage with water daily during the growing season. Water when the soil is moderately dry (to a depth of 1/2 to 1 inch) but do not let the soil dry out completely.
Pruning and wiring: To develop the foliage, pinch out the tender new shoots using your fingers. Do not use scissors, as the cut needles will turn brown. Pinching must be done continuously during the growing season. Prune undesirable branches (especially those growing straight down from their parent branch) when repotting or during the growing season.

Wiring is best done in autumn or early winter, so that the branches can become accustomed to their new position while the tree is dormant. Wiring done at other times must be watched carefully for signs of wire cutting into the bark, and must be removed immediately if this happens. If necessary, the tree can be re-wired after removing the old wire.
Repotting Reduce the roots gradually, removing no more than one third of the roots at each repotting. Repot young trees (up to 10 years) every other year. Repot older trees every 3-4 years. Repotting is best done in spring. Be sure to use Hollow Creek Farms Double Screened Bonsai Soil and Micro Plus when repotting. Junipers can also be repotted in autumn if necessary, since they enter a period of renewed root growth at that time. Extensive root pruning in autumn is probably not a good idea, however.

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  • Dwarf Japanese Juniper Bonsai Tree. Tight foilage forming cloud like pads and very slow growing makes these Junipers the perfect Bonsai Tree.

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