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Juniper - Squamata (Juniperus squamata)

 Juniper - Squamata (Juniperus squamata) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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JUNIPER - SQUAMATA (JUNIPERUS SQUAMATA) -

Originally from Nepal this HARDY, EVERGREEN tree is distinguished by rich, orange/brown BARK and feathery, silver-blue foliage.

The dense growth pattern, flexible branches and ability to regenerate SHOOTS make it an ideal subject for BONSAI>BONSAI.

STYLE : All styles except broom

WARNING : Particularly vulnerable to SPIDER MITE. Young shoots are easily detached from branches.


Care Info

JUNIPER - SQUAMATA (JUNIPERUS SQUAMATA) -

REPOT : Every 2 years in spring.

SOIL : Free draining soil 60:40 GRIT:organic. The addition of some (20%) sphagnum moss provides added benefit.

PRUNE : May be pruned any time but late summer is best when sap is not rising fast and likely to cause bleeding.

PINCH : Pinch back growing tips with fingers continuously to mainatin SHAPE and access to light. Remove all downward growing SHOOTS.

WATER : Water well in growing season, keep moist in winter. Spray regularly with water.

FEED : BALANCED FEED in growing season, nitrogen free in autumn.

WARNING : Particularly vulnerable to SPIDER MITE. Young shoots are easily detached from branches.





Bonsai Videos for Juniper - Squamata (Juniperus squamata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Juniper - Squamata (Juniperus squamata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

NIBS Peter Warren Workshop Juniperus Squamata.

Video 2 for Juniper - Squamata (Juniperus squamata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Juniper Bonsai Annual pruning and potting Part 1.



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