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Juniper Bonsai (Juniperus): Extremely hardy, easy care, Japan import

Juniper Bonsai (Juniperus)

Juniper bonsai (Juniperus) are generally suitable for bonsai design. Juniper are often sold commercially as bonsai. Particularly popular are bonsai from Chinese juniper (especially variety Shimpaku). More rare are bonsai of the Japanese needle juniper (Juniperus rigida), Common juniper (Juniperus communis) and Virginia juniper (Juniperus virginiana).

Juniper Bonsai buy bonsai friends especially for the following reasons: Pronounced winter hardiness, good suitability for deadwood, low maintenance. Important is a sunny location.

Japanese needle juniper and China juniper bonsai are offered for sale as Japan imports. Bonsai from Common juniper, Chinese juniper and Virginia juniper we produce as prebonsai in our bonsai nursery.

Chinese juniper bonsai

Chinese juniper bonsai (Juniperus chinensis), especially the variety Shimpaku, are popular. Chinese juniperus bonsai are extremely hardy, grow slowly (with little care), form fine needle pads and are particularly suitable for deadwood.

This bonsai tree is native to Japan, China and Korea and forms as a bonsai 2 needle shapes: Prickly juvenile leaves, which later turns into dandruff. Cushions with dandruff foliage look very fine.

With sufficient irrigation a sunny location in summer is very conducive. Partial shade around lunchtime is well tolerated. In the sun a chinese juniper bonsai grows much more compact.

Chinese Juniperus bonsai tolerate cold temperatures very well. Below -10°C this species should be placed a little sheltered. In winter the Chinese juniper bonsai must have a bright location.

When watering, waterlogging should be avoided. Do not fertilize nitrogen rich. The Chinese juniper responds to much nitrogen with the formation of prickly needles instead of the dandruff foliage.

China junipers can be styled throughout the year. The new shoots are usually plucked. If dandruff junipers are reduced too much in one step, needle-like foliage is increasingly formed. This bonsai tree species can be wired all year round.

Older juniper bonsai are repotted every 4-6 years, younger specimens after 2-3 years. The best time to repot is the late spring. Repotting in September is possible, but spring is preferable.

Common juniper bonsai

The common juniper (Juniperus communis) is rarely offered as a bonsai although it is excellent as a bonsai. Juniperus communis Bonsai have only needles (no scales), are extremely hardy, become very old and need little maintenance. The tree needs a lot of light as a bonsai and should stand in the sun.

As a tree, the common juniper is up to 10m high and occurs in the entire northern hemisphere. It grows mainly in extreme locations on often very low nitrogen soils.

Potted in well-drained bonsai substrate (like Kiryu bonsai soil) this juniper grows very well as a bonsai and does not need to be replanted too often. Fertilize a Juniperus bonsai regular, but not too nitrogen-rich. In contrast to chinese juniperus bonsai, the common juniper is only styled in the growing season.

Juniper bonsai - Pictures Japan Import:

We import most juniper bonsai directly from Japan. The junipers are selected by hand in the autumn in Japanese export nursery. The selected junipers are then transported in January of the following year in a refrigerated container to Germany.

Most juniper bonsai arrive at the end of February, but unfortunately can not be sold immediately. The bonsai must be quarantined for at least 3 months (usually until the beginning of July) to prevent the introduction of plant diseases and pests. During the quarantine period, we are inspected monthly by the German Crop Protection.

On the following pictures you can see the offer of juniper bonsai and prebonsai in Japan.

Juniper (Juniperus) bonsai before import from japan

Juniper (Juniperus) bonsai before import from japan

Juniper (Juniperus) prebonsai before import from japan

Juniper (Juniperus) bonsai selection before import from japan