shimpaku juniper

  1. L

    Lorax7 Shimpaku Juniper #5

    I’ve had this tree for several years, but never got around to starting a progression thread for it. I’ve also neglected to take pictures of it before. Here it is in spring 2024. I started this a few years back, after taking a root over rock workshop with Pauline Muth. The rock here is...
  2. Clicio

    Kishu literati juniper weird color difference.

    Hi folks. I've been keeping that little literati juniper for some years now. We are in the middle of our long Spring here - 4 months - and since late winter I've been noticing this color difference between its apex and the lower foliage. It doesn't happen to my other Kishu, itoigawa or shimpaku...
  3. PowerTap

    Shimpaku Juniper #1

    This is a tree Ive been developing starting from nursery stock and a club beginners workshop. I've done the fine wiring on the main trunk, but everytime I start to work on the secondary branches on the left side I feel uncertain where to go. They are substantial in girth and I think to long...
  4. cybergandalf

    Kishu Beginnings

    I know this is probably the most common post on here, but I've been looking at this Kishu for a few weeks and I'm not quite sure where to go. Pretty sure I "cleaned" too much out of the middle. I know I need to wire the whips, but there are too many "main branches". I also know some have to go...
  5. G

    Progression: Restyling A Clump-Style "Old Shimpaku" - Design input requested

    This'll be a long detailed post, so feel free to bail now or skip to post 2 where the design questions are :D Some background: Was gifted this clump style shimpaku late last year and it was a great push into the Bonsai deep end. I've invested the dormant winter months to learn like a madman...
  6. Bonsai Buddy

    Itoigowa Shimpaku Juniper foliage color change concern.

    Hi all. Something strange is happening to my Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper... The color of the foliage turned from a nice green to this lighter kind of olive green as you can see in the photos. This color change happened in less than 2 days and it has been this way for about a week. I don't really...
  7. L

    Lorax7 Shimpaku Juniper #4 progression

    Forgot to take a “before” picture. I’ve had this Shimpaku for a year or two but hadn’t previously done anything to it besides repotting and creating a few jin. Started on creating some shari and wired up a few of the branches to get some movement in them while it’s still relatively easy to do...
  8. L

    Lorax7 Shimpaku Juniper #3 progression

    Rooted cuttings started 2 years ago. Spring 2022:
  9. jaycraig

    trident maple

    so i just got this trident maple and shimpaku juniper in the mail on friday ( picture below). i wanted to pot them up in 5mm - 6mm perlite but all i had was a fine 1mm-3mm perlite which i bought on accident. so i decided to not wait till i get the bigger grade perlite and pop my repot cherry and...
  10. L

    Lorax7 Shimpaku Juniper #2 progression

    As usual, I neglected to take photos of this when it was nursery stock before I’d done any work on it. Current state before giving it a trim: After trimming
  11. L

    Lorax7 Shimpaku Juniper #1 progression

    Before I did anything with it After giving it a trim
  12. Hartinez

    Literati Style Penjing - Shimpaku

    One of my favorite books purchased last year was Zhao Qingquan‘s “Literati Style Penjing”. The forms created are so wonderfully elegant and has largely made up my bonsai tastes of late. Slender trunks with aged branching and live veins feel more appropriately natural for me here in northern New...
  13. Hartinez

    Nursery Shimpaku Progression

    This Shimpaku can also be found in this thread Here. Along with another nursery shimpaku found. The other one was put in the 3 year vault so I decided to start a dedicated thread for this Tree. I bought this tree September of 2020 and left it be till this spring. This tree was part of a...
  14. Shoshin

    Itoigawa air-layer?

    It may be hard to see in the photo but the bottom section of this juniper has considerable inverse taper and would appreciate any thoughts around possible air-layering. I recently saw a YouTube video where someone repotted the whole lower part, air layer and root base in a larger pot which...
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    The earliest photo of The Grinch in mid winter
  16. Clicio

    Itoigawa behaving like a teenager.

    One of my junipers, an Itoigawa, wasn't reppoted, hard pruned, trimmed or trashed around for one and a half years. The only work done to the tree was wiring it by the end of the winter. It is healthy and growing fast, but... As you can see, there is a mix of scale and juvenile shoots, and I see...
  17. K

    Chinese Juniper Growth Rates

    Hey guys, I have a few questions regarding chinese junipers and was hoping some of you kind souls could help me out :) 1. Does anyone know roughly how fast the unnamed Chinese Juniper grow (as in cm/in per year)? I'm hearing many different opinions and lengths regarding their growth rate. 2...
  18. amatbrewer

    Workshop shimpaku juniper

    I got this shimpaku in a workshop I attended a couple of years ago. After being damaged from a crash off the shelf during a storm, followed by a near death experience due to a irrigation failure, it spent the last two years or so recovering and now seems healthy. So I am beginning to contemplate...
  19. S

    Shimpaku Juniper Cuttings - Will they survive?

    Hi.. I planted these cuttings from bonsai tree two weeks. The cuttings have changed to this colour. The cutting was dipped in rooting powder before planting in akadama soil and used tea leaves. Will they survive?
  20. jaja87

    Update thread on shimpaku juniper in Canada

    Hello all, about a month ago I bought a shimpaku juniper from a bonsai nursery and repotted it that day as it was in a very small rock planter and was severely root bound. A month later and it's doing very well. Just watered it today and noticed the shoots are extending a little longer...
  21. BeebsBonsai

    Shimpaku Juniper- Live Vein Cleaning and What to do with Leaders?

    Hello all, I have a Shimpaku Juniper (Pics above) that I acquired from a local Bonsai nursery in January. I repotted it in late winter and it has responded with very vigorous growth (The leaders you see extending have grown 2 inches since March). I have a few questions with this tree...
  22. parhamr

    Shimpaku D progression

    This is how my fourth Shimpaku looked when acquired in May 2016. (My fence was in progress!) I paid $85 for it in a silent auction and felt good about what I paid. The trunk has a 2.25" diameter above a strong basal flare. I started pruning and found the tree was well overgrown, in sandy loam...
  23. Brian Van Fleet

    Another Itoigawa

    It has been a couple years since I purchased a bonsai. This one just came from Don Blackmond (highly recommended) at Gregory Beach Bonsai. it has a little history here at BNut, so I thought I'd share: 2009: 2010...
  24. Brian Van Fleet

    Shimpaku from Evergreen Gardenworks

    I posted a sneak-preview of this on a different thread, and decided to start one that will hopefully run for some years to come. This is is a shimpaku from Brent Walston; among his first and largest, and has happily moved South! If it has a good winter, I may start some training this spring...
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