Looks like a Sargent Juniper to me! Coarse growth compared to Shimpaku, but tough as nails... Looks pretty cool man! I'd use bigger wire and bend that main branch harder (NEXT year..)... Get a nice wiggle in it instead of that bow shape... Three dimensional bends- front, back and side to side!
Well, you didn't kill it!
Agreed, and I'd probably prune off that one dangling branch (literally, just that one) so that the tree redirects its efforts upward and inward. Then let it continue to grow, and sometime mid-next season, maybe do a light trim to a canopy and then let it run for another season or so. Mostly let it grow, but gradually guide it in the direction you want.You need to wire it - every last little branch. It is starting to grow away from you. It will actually benefit from having those foliage clumps opened up.
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