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 2020. A exceptionally beautiful and refined 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. Graham spent several hours tidying up the foliage and giving this a good clean. Careful foliage management over next summer will see this beautiful tree exhibition ready.
9" tall overall. 13" wide overall. 3" diameter nebari.
Planted in a glazed stoneware bonsai pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
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.
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