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Another Shimp It Juniper 1 year 1 month ago #64238

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I styled this leaving almost all foliage in place to avoid the plant reverting to juvenile foliage. I still don't my front. Which front is better?

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Another Shimp It Juniper 1 year 1 month ago #64239

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Hard to say from two dimensional photos. But it seems to me that any Good solution includes tipping it to another angle.

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Another Shimp It Juniper 1 year 1 month ago #64240

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Yes - I agree. I think this spring a pot is in order and the angle will be changed - if you can see the wire - I have it angled to a degree for reference - but I wanted to see what others thought about the front i have chosen - the wire in front vs 180 degrees.

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Another Shimp It Juniper 1 year 1 month ago #64241

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I think it is way to thin for the amount of foliage and higth/length it has now. If you plan on really styling it now i would cut one of the branches of the big Y half way up , giving it a more credible higth. If you want to keep the lenght/higth it is now it needs to fatten up a lot, so styling is not an option for now then
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it's actually a lot shorter than it looks in the picture - the bend at the Y is actually a flat/downward bend. For scale - that is a pint planter and is no more than 3-4 inches tall.

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I Think lucr commented on proportions and not actual size. And I tend to agree. Bigger trunk or shorter hight and foliage closer to the trunk would look more in proportions.
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Another Shimp It Juniper 1 year 1 month ago #64244

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I have intentionally left out the hard cut backs since this tree finally started putting out mature foliage vs needles - and I don't want the tree to revert back to juvenile foliage just yet. At the end of winter I will cut back and shorten a lot of the branches for proportions - I wanted to 'let the birds in a little' - most of what I did to the tree was done without taking any foliage off, and done so, intentionally, as it's still very early in the tree's development to it's final state.

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Idea behind keeping the foliage closer to the trunk - is that as the tree ages you have new shoots extending instead of ending up with old wood that will not back bud - and all interior being empty?

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