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Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis)

 Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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Bonsai_Juneperis_Rigida_01.jpg image Juniper - NEEDLE (Juniperus rigida/COMMUNIS) -

EVERGREEN tree originating from mountains of Japan is distinguished by its needle like LEAVES which grow in groups of three on slender SHOOTS. The BARK is brown and flakes away to show orange/red underbark. Often in BONSAI>BONSAI this is combined with silver grey driftwood sections. The female tree will bear green berries if grown alongside a male and these turn to purple/black over the next two years.

STYLE : All styles except broom

WARNING : PRUNING can cause overcrowded foliage mass which harbours pests. To prevent this, prune outer end so fthe foliage twigs once per year, leaving younger shoots growing from further back.


Care Info

Juniper - NEEDLE (Juniperus rigida/COMMUNIS) -

REPOT : Every 2-5 years in spring. After 10 years inspect ROOTS annually but expect to repot every 5 years approximatly.

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.

WATER : Water well in growing season, keep moist in winter. JUNIPERS are surprisingly thirsty in winter.

FEED : BALANCED FEED in growing season, nitrogen free in autumn and a single applicaion of slow-release balanced feed in mid-winter.

WARNING : PRUNING can cause overcrowded foliage mass which harbours pests. To prevent this, prune outer end so fthe foliage twigs once per year, leaving younger SHOOTS growing from further back.





Bonsai Videos for Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

How to create a tree from A Nursery Juniper Part 1.

Video 2 for Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

How to create a tree from A Nursery Juniper Part 1.

Video 3 for Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Ryan Neil Juniper Demonstration.

Video 4 for Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Pruning Techniques for Juniper - John Geanange.

Video 5 for Juniper - Needle (Juniperus rigida/communis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Bonsai you can make at home - Graham Potter.



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