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Juniper (Bonsai) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Juniperus chinensis (Bonsai)

 

Juniper (Bonsai)

Juniper trees are coniferous, and their growing habits range from low-growing shrubs to tall trees that reach heights of 5m. Bonsai is ancient tradition of the Japanese for growing miniature trees or shrubs in containers. They are literally just a miniature form of the real thing. They can be shaped and made to look older than their years. Although size, ph, light requirements and frost hardiness have been given here, each of these actually depends on the requirements of the type of tree or shrub grown.

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plant Features
  • Juniper (Bonsai) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Juniper (Bonsai) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Juniper (Bonsai) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Juniper (Bonsai) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Juniper (Bonsai)

Latin name

Juniperus chinensis (Bonsai)

type

shrubs or trees

family

Cupressaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Juniper (Bonsai) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Juniper (Bonsai) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Juniper (Bonsai) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Juniper (Bonsai) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Juniper (Bonsai) is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Juniperus chinensis (Bonsai)

Juniper trees are coniferous, and their growing habits range from low-growing shrubs to tall trees that reach heights of 5m. Bonsai is ancient tradition of the Japanese for growing miniature trees or shrubs in containers. They are literally just a miniature form of the real thing. They can be shaped and made to look older than their years. Although size, ph, light requirements and frost hardiness have been given here, each of these actually depends on the requirements of the type of tree or shrub grown.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Flowering depends on the type of plant grown. Many trees won't flower at all, but azaleas, for example, should flower just the same as a "non bonsai" plant

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

The type of growing medium is very important for growing bonsai. It must be water-retentive, free-draining and non-compacting to give good aeration. There are several types that can be bought from bonsai specialists or online. The most important components for a Bonsai growing medium are Akadama, Pumice, Lava rock, organic potting compost and fine gravel (grit).

 
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