Juniperus squamata is a variable species with a wide range of habits from prostrate shrub to small bushy tree.
It’s natural range covers a large part of Asia. They are very hardy and easy to grow as bonsai. The squamata variety has long been used for bonsai in this country and is typified by the tightly packed glaucous blue foliage.
This part trained bonsai has had quite a number of years work already done on it but is now needing a fair bit of refinement. The trunks are starting to get an aged look to them and there is a good primary branch structure in place. Plenty of secondary branching supports a lot of ramification with it’s foliage that currently looks a wee bit heavy and congested. If nothing else then a bit of time spent pruning can improve the image. The bonsai has a top height of 53c. and branches spreading to 58cm. The trunk diam. is 3.5cm. and below that the surface rootage is 10 cm. It is planted in a rectangular plastic bonsai trainer that measures 29x21x8 cm.