Shimpaku Juniper Watering Question

mrchips1952

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Do Shimpaku's require the soil to be kept moist or do they prefer slightly dry as do Ponderosas?:confused:
 

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Shimps are nothing like Pondy's. Shimpaku's prefer moist soil (but moist is learned concept). Not wet. They like being misted too. But if you treat them like ponderosa's you will kill them.

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This doesn't answer your question per se, but you might want to read Larry Jackel's book on Ponderosas. I believe he notes that collected ponderosas growing in soil pockets in between granite slabs are more moist than one would think. This is because the granite concentrates water into those soil pockets, and the soil pockets tend to consist of pine duff from the decomposing needles.

I keep my shimpakus in 100% inorganic soil and water daily.
 

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...pretty much like one should treat a Ponderosa.

Yeah, I neglected to add that - I treat my ponderosas similarly to my shimpakus. :D
 

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