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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: cmswink on May 05, 2016, 11:54 PM

Title: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 05, 2016, 11:54 PM
Please comment. Good or bad. This will be going into a training pot tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: bwaynef on May 06, 2016, 03:05 PM
Its hard to expect that result from where you started, ...but only because its hard to see very much of the starting material's "bones".  What you're left with has some interesting curves.  I'll be interested to follow this one's development.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 06, 2016, 03:53 PM
Thank you bwaynef. I will keep posted on this tree.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 06, 2016, 03:54 PM
Here in its training pot. Dragon Spring soil mix
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: Jay on May 06, 2016, 05:13 PM
Hi.... you are probably better at this than I...but.... I wonder if you are progressing to quickly for the tree's heath. After all that trimming, might it have been better to wait a year? Again you probably know best.....
J
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 06, 2016, 10:09 PM
Jay. I would not go so far as to say I am better. But I have had good responses from hard pruning juniper nursery stock in spring here in Northwestern Missouri. Especially this year as the nights are still dropping into the lower 40's and not getting much above 70 during the day still. I would not try this on pines or deciduous trees here though.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: Jay on May 07, 2016, 06:04 AM
I'm glad to hear you have had good results with such drastic work. I will look forward to seeing this tree in future years....
Jay
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 08, 2016, 12:30 AM
I will keep you posted Jay
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: bwtran on January 24, 2018, 01:12 AM
Looks great to me! I bought a similar juniper and also aggressive style and Prune. I got to excited. It looks healthy to me. Junipers are insanely hardy


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Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: Rozuna on March 16, 2018, 09:58 PM
Please comment. Good or bad. This will be going into a training pot tomorrow.
Beautiful Trees! Will definitely make for a amazing Bonsai in years to come. Don’t underestimate the second tree.


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Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: augustine on April 24, 2018, 12:37 PM
Not criticizing what was done here or the results, just adding my point of view.

I have experienced problems with drastically pruning junipers which has not been mentioned (and I did not even prune to this degree). Even if the tree lives (and I agree a healthy tree can generally survive this treatment) it can get very weak for several seasons really slowing the development process.

Therefore I stopped such drastic pruning. I prune moderately over the course of several seasons and arrive at a desired result in approx. the same time with 2 advantages. One, I didn't compromise the health of the tree and secondly I was able to evaluate the design over several seasons.

Also in my area, a juniper that was stressed like this is going to be attacked by spider mites or scale further slowing the development process.

Someone said something that struck me "the slow way is the fast way." Just my two cents however I tend to be conservative with training so my advice is not for everyone.