Juniper (Juniperus Procumbens Nana)
General Information: This is the tree that is most often used for the ubiquitous “mall bonsai”. In
spite of this bad press, it does in fact make a fine bonsai if it is properly trained and cared for
(unlike the average “mall bonsai”). This juniper has a low, spreading habit that makes it ideal for cascade and semi-cascade styles. Specimens grown in a nursery or specifically for bonsai can be used for many styles, but probably not for formal upright. In nature it grows as a small ground-cover shrub. The foliage is bright green.
Lighting: Full sun.
Temperature: Tolerates a wide range of temperatures, including freezing, however, roots must be
protcted from excessive heat or cold.
Watering: Spray the foliage with water daily during the growing season. Water when the soil is
moderately dry (to a depth of 1/2 to 1 inch) but do not let the soil dry out completely.
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