The Chinese juniper, Juniperus chinensis

£55.00

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

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

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 nice little chuhin example has probably been grown in the UK or elsewhere in Europe rather than imported from the far east . It is part styled at 38cm. in height with a branch spread of 30cm. Across the base the trunk is 2cm. in diam. There is scope to add jin and shari by way of deadwood features if that was your preference. Otherwise it is a case of refining the branches further. It is planted in an oval plastic bonsai trainer 24x19x8 cm. A nice easy to develop project.