Repotting junipers

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Hello everyone...

My name is Nikola and I am new to bonsai.I just started this summer and really got into it.Anyway I bought this Juniper from nursery stock, pruned it , wired it and made it into a bonsai.Now it's still in a nursery pot and I want to repot it to a bonsai pot.When do you think it;s the best time to repot it and do some major rootpruning, without damaging the plant?

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Yep next Spring
If too early you can lose a year or two or worse being new.
I’ve lost the entire year and cannot thin my cascade juniper as I reported it
last March as new growth was pushing, I’m in USDA zone 6.
For me it’s best to wait till mid April or later even May, but I get my junipers bushy
with lots of foliage prior to such insults to speed recovery.
Feed full strength fertilizer now through say a month before frosts assuming you are in a climate
that will provide dormancy. Step down the strength of food then till a good frost hits and coast.
Keep in full Sun now too, to take advantage of storing reserves for Spring.

Edit your profile to include your general location and grow zone for more accurate help
along your journey here. Welcome to crazy!
 

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