This landscape juniper was collected from a landscape project we did in the Spring of 2011. It sat in its own soil for 2 years (luckily that soil was sandy and kept the tree alive). Then I repotted the tree into this myca pot with bonsai soil about 2 years ago. I’m not sure what variety of juniper this is but the foliage have a light green color to it (probably Golden Juniper). At first, I tried to graft a shimpaku juniper last year but probably did not do it right and I got impatient. After accepting that I will keep its own foliage the way it is, I styled the tree for the first time this last fall and winter.
I was thinking of a much smaller tree but since this is my first time to style it, I left myself with options and some insurance. I left two apex (s) to this tree. I bent the left one hard to lean the same way as the taller one on the right. I had to split that branch to make it bend. I wrap it with banana bark, (my substitute to raffia) I have plenty in my yard, and then used a duct tape as another layer before I put the wire on. I’m watching the tree,the beginning of Spring 2016, all branches appears to be growing just fine. This year, lots of fertilizer to develop this tree further.
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