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Juniper bonsai tree care – Juniperus is a genus of more than thirty species of conifers and popular shrub suitable for use as bonsai. The classic is the kind they ‘Chinese juniper’ (Juniperus chinensis), also popular are: Juniperus Squamata, Sargentii, Sabina, Rigid and Communis. The palette ranges from green foliage with dark blue and light green tones. These trees are very suitable for creating deadwood (jin and shari).
place the tree outside, year round, in a place where you receive a lot of sunlight. Junipers do not grow well indoors. During the winter the tree should be protected when temperatures fall below -10 degrees C.
Be careful not to water too as juniper prefers relatively short periods of drought. The tree can be moistened regularly, especially after being transplanted.
use a regular fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer; it is advisable to apply a fertilizer with higher nitrogen levels in early spring.
Pruning to develop dense foliage,
prune the new shoots that elongate the silhouette and beyond throughout the growing season. Do not use scissors to cut these outbreaks Bonsai like a hedge, that will cut brown needles are made. Well broken fingers or cut those buds one by one based on the new growth. Juniper is a strong tree that resists aggressive pruning quite well.
once every two years, using a mixture of soil core (or more drainage).
Propagation: by cuttings and seeds.
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