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donutguy

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japanese juniper in winter under odd circumstances. help!
« on: February 23, 2016, 10:19 AM »
Ok so I have taken care of bonsais before so I know how to care for them and such. My main hang up is suddenly I have to overwinter one that has never been wintered. My grandfather passed away recently leavig me his japanese juniper that has grown and lives in southern california since it was a seedling. I now have to take it and bring it to the mountains of western nevada where it is 40 in the day and below 20 at night. it has spent its entire life to include last week in 70's-80's in the dayand upper 40's at night. Currently my idea to adapt it to the cold is have it out front to recieve the morning sun and afternoon ambient light and then in the evening put it in the unheated garage to prevent freezing. Should I continue this process to acclimate it or should I judtput it out and let it freeze?
any help will be great thanks
 

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Re: japanese juniper in winter under odd circumstances. help!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 07:10 AM »
Your plan is the way to go.  Once freezing weather is past, the juniper should be fine outside year round, though it may need some protection from the coldest weather next winter.
 

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Re: japanese juniper in winter under odd circumstances. help!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 08:28 AM »
I think yours is the best way to go.  Good luck with it.  The hard part is the diligence required not to forget it.