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Jerry Norbury

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Re: After 33 years - my first Procumbens Nana...
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2010, 03:47 PM »
Mike - how nice to see you posting here. I know you better as Openeye on flickr!

Shari - that's a good idea. When I did the initial styling I was wary about going too far, not knowing how well it would recover. Given that the tree has simply exploded with growth, I needn't have worried.

I'm now very much convinced it's NOT a Procumbens at all, btw. It's some low growing common juniper variant of some kind. It grows really really fast...maybe it'll slow down when I get it out of the huge tub.
 

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Re: After 33 years - my first Procumbens Nana...
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2010, 09:32 PM »
Hey Mike, Nice tree as well. Was good to see you at the show last weekend. John
 

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Re: After 33 years - my first Procumbens Nana...
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2010, 01:36 AM »
gday Jerry :)

I didnt think it was procumbens the foliage just didnt seem right to me. im still leaning to it being juniperus ridgida going by those "needles", from what i have seen J. Ridgida are quite quick growers.

the other option like I said before was J. Conferta- shore juniper which have similar needles to Ridgida, both varieties can get very dense foliage, the real difference is that shore junipers extension growth is a little more sparse. shore juniper are quite quick growers when it comes to foliage too.

either or mate, this one is gonna be a corker tree that i would be quite proud of if it were mine, especially being that you havent worked with them before, I love juni in general :)

shari work will make this one nice too, If you check out Lindsay Farr's world of bonsai series 1 i think it is, they show how the japanese create the twisted trunk type shimpaku, if you put a shari on the opposite side of the one you are going to put on where the jin is, it will eventually start creating a live vein that will become prominent and make better deadwood, instead of have a round trunk it will become more oblong.



you might want to experiment with something like that on something else, this one is a very nice juni as is :)

jamie :)
 

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Re: After 33 years - my first Procumbens Nana...
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2010, 03:41 AM »
I spent a day going round regional garden centres looking for  weetrees literati this week. I could not find a perfectly similar Juniper. The two closest were Procumbens amd a J Communis hybrid.
This is certainly not Rigida because the needles are relatively soft and are much more tightly packed.