A friend brought a healthy California juniper to a Bay Island Bonsai workshop last weekend. I don’t think I’d ever seen such a healthy specimen.
Healthy California juniper
Junipers tell you when they’re ready for wiring and cutback – the shoots at the ends of branches elongate.
The most vigorous shoot
Although I’ve seen plenty of healthy California junipers over the years, I don’t know that I’ve seen any with shoots like this. What to do if you don’t see elongated shoots on your juniper? If the tree is receiving adequate sunlight, water and fertilizer and still no shoots appear, it might be time to repot.
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