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Yenling83

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Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« on: September 28, 2010, 10:40 PM »
I was potentially thinking of trying to graft Blaauw Shimpaku juniper onto a collected Sierra Juniper.  Was curious if anyone has seen this before or has pictures?  Seems kind of fitting that they are both blue/green.

Anyone know where I could purchase small Blaauw whips? 
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 08:14 AM »
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 02:38 PM »
The liner soyrce has "blue sargents juniper" aka a slightly coarser shimpaku in 2" pots for sale. Googlr liner source and look at the availability page. John
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 05:00 PM »
The liner soyrce has "blue sargents juniper" aka a slightly coarser shimpaku in 2" pots for sale. Googlr liner source and look at the availability page. John

Darn it!  Great suggestion John, too bad the only state they do not ship too is CA.  That would have been perfect-good prices too.

Brent is only carrying 1 gallon size, which I guess could work.  But I will keep looking first. 

So grafting either blue Sargents or blue shimpaku doesn't sound too wacky?  Reason I ask is because I feel like I never see it.  Thanks for your replys!
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 08:11 PM »
Well, what are you trying for?  Smaller, tighter foliage?  Do you have a particular Sierra in mind?  Is it smaller?
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 10:23 PM »
Here's the juniper I am thinking of grafting on.  I will repot this Nov, wait a season then probably have Boon help me graft.
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 10:25 PM »
closer
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 09:52 AM »
Evergreen also sells Juniperus chinensis 'Fudo Shimpaku'.  

A bluer form with a stronger tendency to form more needle-like (juvenile)foliage in youth and after heavy pruning. It is closer to 'Blaauw' than 'Shimpaku'.

Unfortunately for you its offered only in 1Gal size right now.  Maybe you could find it elsewhere as whips.

Have you asked Boon to check w/ his sources?
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 10:37 AM by bwaynef »
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 02:01 AM »
no, i do not have the source for Blauw juniper.  but i saw a hedge near my house.  maybe we can make some cutting.
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 10:13 AM »
Boon is the man.  I purchased two one gallon's from Evergreengardenworks, I could do cuttings from that too. thanks for all the help
 

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Re: Blaauw Shimpaku (Blue Shimpaku)
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 10:46 PM »
I have two big pots of Blaauw that I plant to root cuttings of of this year.  I might have some in the fall.