Chinese juniper, Juniperus chinensis

£495.00

The Chinese juniper, Juniperus chinensis, is one of the classic Japanese bonsai subjects

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The Chinese juniper, Juniperus chinensis, is one of the classic Japanese bonsai subjects.

It is very often created to highlight 3 main elements in the design, significant deadwood both in the form of shari on the trunk and jinned branches, prominent live vein displaying the characteristic chestnut red coloured bark and green foliage areas arranged to best give prominence to the other two elements. Of course, personal preference allows you to create a bonsai to your own taste which may or may not incorporate all or just some of the aforementioned features.

This is an outstanding little example of the species and a true shohin size with a height of only 19cm. The bonsai exhibits all the qualities that one might look for in a juniper like this, twisting trunk with both well created jin and shari and an impressively developing live vein. It will have been imported from Japan some time ago but it has recently been re-shaped by Willowbog’s very talented Caz. The beautifully shaped canopy has a spread of 22cm. There are some surface roots spreading to 8cm. across and above those the trunk diam. is 3cm. The pot is a round unglazed hand made Dan Barton ceramic that is 14x4cm. This would make a great addition  to a shohin bonsai collection.