I have had great success over the years with most subtropicals and
deciduous trees but considerably less with pines and junipers. I am
especially interested in getting better with Shimpaku junipers.
I read your recent post about propigating them and it seems that no organic in the mix is the way to go.What about sun, feeding and watering? How critical is FULL SUN exposure?
I have been trying to rejuvenate an ailing shimpaku planted in the
standard Brussel’s soil mix but with a bit more of the rock component.
His is a man made aggregate similar to akadama. This tree is currently housed
within a state of the art greenhouse which is shaded with a silvery
mesh and rather more humid inside than outside. It is in Little Rock,
Arkansas which features mercurial weather changes.
Whatever you can tell me about the best environment, care and feeding of
shimpakus , including when and how much I can trim them is very much appreciated. Also, can old greying foliage come back to green or does it just have to be trimmed off?