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Dwight

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Hollywood juniper
« on: April 24, 2012, 07:53 PM »
Anyone know how to reduce the needle length on these things ?
 

Tona

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 11:40 AM »
It takes awhile. Lots of pinching and pruning. I also used small wire clip around potential foliage pads to hold them in place (hard to explain). Dorothy on another forum create a very nice Hollywood Juniper and gave some good information about them:

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t1662-torulosa-juniper?highlight=torulosa

Tona
 

Dwight

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 01:15 PM »
Nice tree , I'd like to see it today
 

Dwight

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 01:17 PM »
Guess a photo might help
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 02:18 PM »
I would not advise pinching on this tree at this stage.
 

Dwight

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 02:55 PM »
Oops !
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 05:15 PM »
Nice tree , I'd like to see it today

Voila!  ;D


 

dorothy schmitz

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012, 05:17 PM »
Need to make another pic. This one is from a few weeks ago. The ugly root is gone now. This is how the tree looked before:

 

Dwight

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 08:57 PM »
Wow , thats as nice as a shimp ! And probably a lot tougher
 

Tona

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 11:13 AM »
Great to see the progress on this one Dorothy. Thanks for the post. I have one that I am working on also. It's not anywhere near the quality of yours though.
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dorothy schmitz

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 01:20 PM »
Yes, they are much tougher than Shimpaku, especially for this area. Would like to see your tree, Tona. Don't worry about the quality. You see what I started with..

Here is a photograph of the tree taken a few minutes ago. I eliminated both of the roots that were sticking out of the soil:

 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 01:55 PM »
So, what's up with the big crossing (is that wire) thing on top of the roots?  Other than that, looking good!
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 02:07 PM »
So, what's up with the big crossing (is that wire) thing on top of the roots?  Other than that, looking good!

Wire (with tubing), yes:

 

Dwight

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 10:30 PM »
Dorthy , I must be dense as a stick but I'm still confused. If you look at the mess/tree I poated you can see a nice little folar bunch in the upper left hand corner. The rest of the foilage is the typical long spagetti lite typical of Hollywoods. Are you saying to let yjese long " needles " grow until they form those nice little tufts or do I cut these long guys to somehow encourage the compact foilage ?
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 01:24 PM »
Dorthy , I must be dense as a stick but I'm still confused. If you look at the mess/tree I poated you can see a nice little folar bunch in the upper left hand corner. The rest of the foilage is the typical long spagetti lite typical of Hollywoods. Are you saying to let yjese long " needles " grow until they form those nice little tufts or do I cut these long guys to somehow encourage the compact foilage ?

Dwight,

it looks like you just recently pruned back your tree? If so it will develop new shoots like the one on the left side. I did an initial pruning too, then let it grow out, then trimmed it back, let it grow out again and so forth. You need to wait for new growth now and let it grow into "flames". Then you go and trim it back; however, that is not likely to happen before next spring.

Keep us posted with updates.

-Dorothy