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Jeff Lahr

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Juniper needle growth
« on: November 02, 2010, 10:03 PM »
I think this is a San Jose. I've had it about four years. I haven't styled it yet while it develops some branching. But I do thin out the needle growth. I've wondered about the needle growth: long stem with a bunch of growth on the end. It is not attractive. Is this growth caused by horticultural practices or is it just the growth habit of the tree?

 

Marc

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Re: Juniper needle growth
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 08:05 AM »
Jeff,
Its not San Jose and I would say current horticultural practices are an issue.
It appears like it has been in the shade and not pruned. Try to prune with scissors and as little pinching
 as possible as it can trigger new juvenile growth. Wire out the pads to expose to the sun and keep it in full sun.
Good luck.

Marc