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Species Specific => Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: shimsuki on October 28, 2009, 06:11 PM

Title: Shimpaku Color
Post by: shimsuki on October 28, 2009, 06:11 PM
Do anybody else's shimpaku loose their vibrant green and go to a pale green or even golden brown this time of year?
Title: Re: Shimpaku Color
Post by: John Kirby on October 28, 2009, 08:18 PM
Ah yes, it is natural.
Title: Re: Shimpaku Color
Post by: bwaynef on October 28, 2009, 08:20 PM
They sometimes take on an almost purple color too.  Its normal.
Title: Re: Shimpaku Color
Post by: Don Blackmond on November 12, 2009, 08:56 AM
Do anybody else's shimpaku loose their vibrant green and go to a pale green or even golden brown this time of year?

the color will get drab during Winter/dormancy, and it can vary between a sickly green to shades of reddish brown/purple.  once they start growing again and have food and light they rapidly return to the healthy green color you are used to.  nothing to worry about.  its natural.
Title: Re: Shimpaku Color
Post by: subnet_rx on November 12, 2009, 09:27 PM
Thanks for asking this, this is my first year with a shimpaku and I was wondering the same thing. 
Title: Re: Shimpaku Color
Post by: bonsaikc on November 13, 2009, 09:49 AM
Mine seem to be doing the same more this year than in the past, but perhaps it's just my imagination or better information to know what to look for.

Chris