Can junipers be repotted at ANY time?

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2 options as the soil in the pic looks as though it’s been refreshed and perhaps well draining?
Cinder block on side with holes horizontal, wire each side of pot through a hole in the block
or each side of pot wired to your bench/display area.

2nd option place entire pot into a larger pot and wedge edges between pots reducing movement.

I doubt this tree is in need of repotting, but if it is, after the Summer solstice.
In your environment, are recovery conditions more favorable late Spring or late Summer?
If you get similar to the Santa Anna winds in late Summer, but not Spring, then Spring once
a good flush of growth has occurred, providing proper after care.

3rd option, shorter more wind resistant profiles.
 

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If anything the pot might be too large, to my eye, aesthetically speaking. Take the shape of the pot into account as well. In my opinion the tree would look much better in a round pot. If it was mine I would probably pot it into a round pot that is slightly deeper than the current pot but smaller in width.
You're right. It was in a round one last year that was smaller. It....looked.... better but I had to hold that one down too.

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It was also too small as it never held water for a day in summer. :confused:
 

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I will repot junipers right now through the beginning of fall.
Barerooting them with a garden hose.
 

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You're right. It was in a round one last year that was smaller. It....looked.... better but I had to hold that one down too.

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It was also too small as it never held water for a day in summer. :confused:
May as well look good while it’s being held down anyway right? I’d personally rather find a solution that gets the tree at its best aesthetic and accommodates whatever else, if that means wiring it down to the bench so be it. Do you normally water twice a day in the peak heat of the summer? If it’s still too dry after that you may want to reconsider your soil particle size or upping the ratio of the moisture holding component in your soil (Akadama or whatever you’re using).
 

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May as well look good while it’s being held down anyway right? I’d personally rather find a solution that gets the tree at its best aesthetic and accommodates whatever else, if that means wiring it down to the bench so be it. Do you normally water twice a day in the peak heat of the summer? If it’s still too dry after that you may want to reconsider your soil particle size or upping the ratio of the moisture holding component in your soil (Akadama or whatever you’re using).
That pic was from 2 years ago. Didn't repot this year. Found the "potting soil" I now use in the mix. It has some fir bark and is way better than the cactus mix I used to supplement the lava/aka/pumice with.
I'm pretty sure I can find a slightly deeper and HEAVIER pot for next year. :)
 
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