Blaauws Juniper Large Bonsai Starter Tree
Here we have a super healthy Blaauws juniper perfectly suited to training as bonsai. If you were to grow from seed or cutting it would take over 10 years to reach this stage! The trees we have available are mostly clump style (multiple trunks all growing from a single base) and can either be pruned and wired for shape now or allowed to grow on in open ground or larger pots as you see fit. The plants we have are exceptionally strong and will develop very quickly given the correct care. These are very rare since conifers fell out of fashion with gardeners and we have very limited numbers available.
Cultivating juniper trees is very simple, Blaauws juniper is frost hardy across the U.K but will appreciate protection from freezing winds and excessive wet in winter. Giving a little overhead protection will ensure your juniper gets away quickly in spring and produces it's best in summer. Throughout the growing season position in full sun in an open spot. Juniper foliage is thick and heavy and will drink a lot of water if exposed to long uninterrupted periods of hot sun so be sure it does not dry out. Repotting should be infrequent see our Bonsai Repotting Guide. Use our No2 Bonsai Soil for smaller trees. Pruning Juniper foliage is best done in late summer. Fertilizing juniper is also very easy, use our Green Dream Bonsai Fertilizer or Ex-Fish Bonsai Fertilizer throughout the growing season.
Some plants may have single trunks and some may be be multi trunks suitable for turning into clump style bonsai (Kabudachi). You will receive the next plant in the row, sorry but at this low price we cannot photograph individual plants.
Latin name: Juniperus chinensis 'Blaauw'
Frost hardy: Yes
Position: Best in full sun
Watering: Water well in summer
Fertilizer: Green Dream Bonsai Fertiliser 3 or 4 times yearly
Re-potting: Infrequently repot 3-4 years in May
Winter protection in U.K: None required
Wiring: Best over winter when required
Soil type: Kaizen Bonsai No2
Example photo. The plant you receive may vary to some degree from the one pictured. We also cleaned out the base of this tree to show the structure better.
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