I’d like to share with you my another juniper from my small (but still growing😆) collection.
This is Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’, tree was collected last year in January as a part of garden clearance. Happily tree had very dense and fairly small rootball with only few thick roots which was cut back after collection. Tree was potted to plastic container with very open soil mix (pumice/cat litter/composted pine bark). In summer tree shown signs of active root system and started grow very rapidly. I decided to cut back some unnecessary branches and pinching new shoots on certain areas
In October I wired the tree and shaped branches.
Few days ago I decided to move tree from awful plastic container to something smaller and better looking. I didn’t cut any roots, original rootball perfectly fit into bonsai bowl.
Future plans… maybe I’ll graft different variety or go for more dramatic shape
Tree in training container
After cut back
Tree in “new home”