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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Juniper - Squamata (Juniperus squamata)


Juniper - Squamata (Juniperus squamata)

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Bonsai Care

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.

STYLE : All styles except broom

WARNING : Particularly vulnerable to spider mite. Young shoots are easily detached from branches.

Care Info

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.


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