Juniperus Squamata

One of my bigger trees atm is a Squamata Juniper. It is 70cm from the edge of the pot that will be 27.6 inch. They can be found in gardens and gardencenters everywhere overhere. Many see them as poor bonsai material but sometimes they can turn out to become nice bonsai trees.

I know from experience that they can handle a lot of torture, however too much water easily kills them. They suffer from rootrot very fast. This I can say from experience as I’ve killed a lot of them that way. They rather stay a bit on there dry side. They also have the tendency to easily get brown needles especially older needles. and when pruned they also brown easily at these points what doesn’t really make them attractive.

However today I wired it a bit and cleaned up the deadwood. The training pot will hopefully be replaced next spring so maybe it can go to an exhibition one day to show that these Junipers can be great bonsai too.



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