Juniper bonsai

Juniper bonsai (Juniperus) are ideal for bonsai styling. Chinese junipers are particularly popular bonsai trees from Temple juniper, Common juniper and Virginia juniper are less common. Although they are not typical bonsai for beginners, the maintenance is not complex.

What are the benefits of juniper as a bonsai ?

  • As hardy outdoor bonsai, Juniper bonsai are extremely frost-tolerant
  • Once a Juniper is established in the bonsai pot, bonsai care is easy
  • This bonsai species is ideal for dramatic designs with Jin and Shari
  • Tolerate a full sun location with high temperatures even in mid summer
  • These bonsai trees are very long-lived and are little affected by diseases

Juniper bonsai for sale

Most of the juniper bonsai offered here were imported from Japan. We also offer juniper from our own production in Wenddorf. Here you can buy your Juniper bonsai. Orders placed on weekdays until 2pm are dispatched the same day. Have fun choosing.

Care in a nutshell

Juniper bonsai (Juniperus chinensis) in a japanese export nursery
⧉ Juniper bonsai in Japan

Fertilisation: Juniperus bonsai are supplied with organic bonsai fertilizers during the growing season. Suitable for this: Biogold, Hanagokoro or Bonsai liquid fertilizer. With high nitrogen levels, some Junipers form prickly leaves. This is why finished bonsai trees should not be fertilized too rich with nitrogen.

Irrigation: Juniper bonsai grow best with even watering. In midsummer they can withstand intermittent dryness in a sunny location.

Overwintering: Juniper trees are extremely hardy outdoor bonsai trees and can even be hibernated outdoors under certain conditions (partially shaded, protected from wind).

Pruning: Junipers can be cut with a bonsai scissors. They tolerate drastic pruning well, but then sometimes form prickly leaves. Therefore, finished bonsai should be pinched.

Repotting: You should be very careful when repotting. Many Junipers (especially the Common juniper - Juniperus communis) react sensitively if they are repotted at the wrong time or too drastically. For this reason, as few roots as possible should be cut off. Kiryu is particularly suitable as bonsai soil. Akadama can also be used.

Wiring: Juniper bonsai can be wired all year round. The bonsai wire does not grow in too quickly and usually has to stay on the tree for 1-2 years, otherwise the branches will bend back to their original position after being shaped. To unwire the bonsai, you should use a wire cutter to cut the bonsai wire into small pieces and then remove it.

Juniper bonsai - 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 Juniper bonsai 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 Plant Protection Agency.

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