Chinese Juniper - Itoigawa - Bonsai Tree

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£895.00 £745.83
  • Itoigawa is the finest Japanese juniper variety for bonsai
  • A simply stunning mature specimen quality juniper
  • With a little 'polish' this will be ready for show
  • Planted in a Bryan Albright pot
  • Imported from Japan
  • Buy now, it'll be a long time before you find a better one at this price.

Chinese Juniper - Itoigawa - Bonsai Tree

Itoigawa is the finest juniper variety for bonsai. The very compact fine deep green foliage makes for an especially fine and refined tree when mature. But, in spite of the trees very 'tidy' appearance it still grows very quickly and develops great bonsai in double quick time. Very easy to keep and fully hardy in all areas of the U.K. This variety appreciates a little protection on the hottest of summer days and a little shelter from drying winds. Water and fertilize well. Appreciates a little fertilizer about once a month throughout the year (obviously more in summer).

Never prune more than 10-15% of the foliage at any one time otherwise the tree will be excessively shocked and will start to produce long juvenile shoots. Itoigawa grows best when slightly pot bound so do not re-pot very often.

Imported from Japan. A exceptionally beautiful juniper with mature branch structure and exceptional dense foliage. Incredible twisted live veins and shari. Junipers like this take decades to produce and are becoming rare and increasingly expensive as demand dramatically outstrips supply. This stunning tree has it all including superb trunk shape and branch placement. It's been a few years since we saw such a beautiful small compact juniper even close to this good. Careful foliage management and a little fine wire to refine the shape will see this ready for the show bench.

12" tall overall. 12" wide overall.

Planted in a VERY nice unglazed stoneware bonsai pot by Bryan Albright.

The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.

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We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.