juniper

  1. H

    I need help for my little tree

    A friend gave me this tree as a gift. He told me it is an indoor tree and I kept him indoors. Later I saw the leafs going yellow. I did a quick research and figured out it is an outdoor tree I put him outside right away, but he has not had any improvement in the past week. He is still yellow...
  2. H

    My first Bonsai-Help Needed

    So I am new to this forum and new to the art of bonsai. Needless to say I instantly fell in love. I would love some feedback on my first bonsai. I have had it for about a month now, when i first got it i was all excited to wire, shape, etc but i think i went to far. Please don't hold back, I...
  3. L

    “Grey Owl” juniper

    The species of this cultivar are disputed although it’s listed as Juniperus virginiana from the nursery trade. Some argue there is chinensis in there. One thing I will say is it doesn’t have all the dreaded qualities of a virginiana. I bought this for $10 at a local hardware store a few months...
  4. Roddmol

    Hello Bonsainuts. My third attempt at the hobby

    I have tried this a couple of times now and I end up losing my trees to the summer. I took a couple years off from killing trees lol. Now I'm back. I have 3 trees now. I have a Mugo, Vitex, and a small juniper. I just went to nurserys looking for cheap trees with some potential and I feel like...
  5. K

    Juniper ID and Styling Help

    Long story short, I bought this nursery stock juniper about 10 years ago on a 3 gallon pot to style it as a formal upright style bonsai. However it stayed untocuhed on my grandma's house and she planted it on a big cement pot which can be seen on the first attached picture. This month I decided...
  6. J

    Help with juniper ID and styling advice

    Hey guys, I was told by the nursery that this is Sea Green Juniper but it didn’t have a tag so I was just looking for a second opinion. It’s in a 15 gal pot and is heavy as hell. Good movement in the trunk but I’m thinking the largest branches are a bit straight and lacking in secondary branches...
  7. MrJesseStrong

    Shimpaku Styling - Tak Yamaura field grown junipers styled by myself

    Here's 3 Shimpaku junipers Ive styled recently. Tak Yamaura is Western Canada's most recognized bonsai professional with a history going back to Japan in the 60s and 70s. He owns a great nursery here in Surrey, BC. Most of the field grown junipers and black pine in my garden I have acquired from...
  8. FilipMerynos

    J. Pfitzer, tips on growing tips, autumn

    Hi guys, I’d like to ask you what is that on the end of growing tips on my juniper? I mean those little „bulbs”(?). Will they be new growing tips in the next season or fruits or sth else? Thanks! Filip
  9. A

    Only gravel, no soil (?)

    Hi everyone, I'm a first-time bonsai owner - trying very hard to keep my first one! I received a Juniper (Juniper procumbens nana) a few days ago. To my surprise, and contrary to most of what I have read, it came potted with only gravel - no soil whatsoever. I contacted the shop who my friend...
  10. S

    Shimpaku Juniper Leaves

    Hi everyone, I received a Shimpaku Juniper 1 month ago. The leaves of the tree are losing their needle-like form and are starting to open up. Should i be concerned? Please advise.
  11. BonsaiBay

    40+ Year old mystery Juniper hedge

    Hi All, While the pictures aren't great, does anyone know what type of juniper this is and it's viablility for good bonsai foliage? They are planted in a mobile home park and I was just given permission to take what I want before they rip everything out, including a fruit tree. I was shown...
  12. D

    first old gold juniper from nursery stock

    My first styling of a juniper I am hoping to make it into an informal upright. I did Shari on front of trunk and jin on the branch above. There was another branch below the branch I did the jin on and tied them together. I don't know if I should have waited to do the jin and Shari. if anyone has...
  13. FilipMerynos

    Blue star cascade after full growth season and rewiring

    I'm kinda proud of it ;) Still young and a lot ahead of him. Looking for a decent narrow and high blue pot. What do you think? Best, Filip
  14. alefito

    Help please

    Hey Bonsai family, I need some help about this juniper. Can you recommend a style, trim or the next step? Please, thanks everyone for your help an comments ??
  15. Matt Jones

    My First Bonsai (Father's Day 2018) - Eastern Red Cedar - Comments?

    Hi all, For Father's Day, everyone left me alone (just the way I like it!) so I thought I would try a first bonsai. This is my first post here, so I hope the pix come out ok. Yes, yes, I know that some here really don't like Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) as a bonsai. Nonetheless...
  16. BonsaiBay

    Styling Advise on an Unknown Collected Juniper

    First, yes, I know that the foliage isn't good. Please ignore the color for now. I haven't decided what I am going to do about that yet. I collected this Juniper a couple years ago now and have yet to figure out what to do with it. That probably tells me everything I need to know but I'm not...
  17. ManSkirtBrew

    Shimpaku juniper newbie styling and pruning advice

    Just picked up this fella from Rosade bonsai nursery this weekend (happy birthday to me!). I'm still *very* new to junipers, so I'm trying to absorb all the advice I can. I made a little spinaround video so you can see the whole tree. This is currently the front of the tree: I kind of feel...
  18. S

    Our Juniper’s needles at the tip are turning brown - is it normal?

    I’m attaching a few photos. Only the tips have started to turn brown. This has been the case for the last 4 weeks and it hasn’t spread and the brown needles haven’t really fallen off (other than a few). I believe I’ve been watering it when the soil starts getting dry (although sometimes it’s...
  19. oliviad

    Anyone know what this is?

    Hi all, I think I’ve got a sick juniper on my hands. I found this weird growth on it and number one, it’s disgusting... but the tree itself isn’t looking so hot. -can anyone tell me what this nasty growth thing is, and what I should do for my poor tree? Thanks, Olivia
  20. backroadstraveler

    Repotted Kishu in 1 Part Akadama, 1 Part Kanuma, 1 Part Lava

    I just repotted my Kishu Shimpaku in 1 part Akadama, 1 part Kanuma, 1 part Lava. It was in 100% akadama. I just wanted to make sure that using the 1 part Kanuma didn't add too much acid to the soil. Is this a good soil mix, or should I repot it swapping out the Kanuma with pumice. I've...
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    Juniper update March 18
  22. Hartinez

    One Seed Juniper (juniperus monosperma) Styling

    I collected this One Seed Juniper outside Santa Fe, NM Last spring. Pushed quite a bit of growth (juvenile) all last summer and has begun to extend with mature growth at the tips this season. Ive been practicing for about 7 years now and have quite a few trees I'm quite proud of, though...
  23. CovertNeo

    Reminder, It's Not Spring... Last Winter Shots

    So we got about six inches of snow dumped on us in Southwest Virginia. As I walk through my garage I have a few trees with bursting buds, getting me excited, and keeping me busy. Take one look outside this morning, and I'm reminded that it's not yet spring. I got a couple of shots of one of my...
  24. cockroach

    Roach's Junies

    I currently only have three shohin sized Juniper chinensis. I may get more in the future if I spot something nice at the right size and price. Here is my shohin literati. I got it in 2014 and grew it to make sure it was healthy. In 2015 I wired the whole tree like this. After it had grown like...
  25. Chris Frechette

    Juniper foliage question...

    So I haven't messed w/ many junipers, other than a couple $8 dollar ones from Home Depot. I bought this guy at the club auction in September. At the time it was extremely cascading... like straight down, even the foliage pads were vertical. It was strange and I don't know what the owner was...
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