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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20147

Purchased this juniper today, a pre-bonsai. Trunk is massive... see lighter next to it for perspective.

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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20148

Whoa!! That's awesome!! :woohoo:
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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20149

Nice one!

What 's the source? Any others like this one?
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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20150

leatherback wrote: Nice one!

What 's the source? Any others like this one?


Lagas Bonsai in Vught. We had our yearly trip there, today, with the club.
Yes, he has got more trees like this one - though I think this one was the one with the most massive trunk (relatively speaking). There are bigger trees with bigger trunks. This year he also had lots of massive Acer Campestre's - but they were far above my budget. Lots of Yamadori larches, very nice - but again, not within my budget.
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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20152

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Massive Auk. Simply massive. So envious right now... :sick: Lucky man you are...

Just remember to keep this forum starving members updated. Great acquisition!

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alainleon1983 wrote: Massive Auk. Simply massive. So envious right now... :sick: Lucky man you are...


My wife doesn't know yet. She'll return from work soon. Let's see if by that time I'm still so lucky :)

The tree had one big back branch that was broken half off. I already more or less decided to remove it - there's another branch that can take over its place. Guess I bumped it when I put it in my car, making the damage worse, so I cut it off.
So... that was the first one in the process of selecting branches. More to follow, but I'll take my time. Yes, I'll post updates, of course (that's why I posted this in 'progressions' :) )
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Auk wrote: My wife doesn't know yet. She'll return from work soon. Let's see if by that time I'm still so lucky :)


Ha... Understood. I´ll withdraw my words and I´ll post Gandalf words... "Run, you fool" :woohoo:

Auk wrote: The tree had one big back branch that was broken half off. I already more or less decided to remove it - there's another branch that can take over its place. Guess I bumped it when I put it in my car, making the damage worse, so I cut it off.
So... that was the first one in the process of selecting branches. More to follow, but I'll take my time. Yes, I'll post updates, of course (that's why I posted this in 'progressions' :) )


Well, I´m prone to say that no big damage was done, since this tree seems to have a lot of good branches to be worked upon. So, good luck and yes, we´ll wait for further updates then ;)

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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20158

nice tree :o


looks like Virginia juniper or so..
will you be grafting Itoigawa foliage onto it?
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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20159

Dominion wrote: nice tree :o


Thanks :)

looks like Virginia juniper or so..


Yep. It was labeled as a Juniperus x media 'Hetzii' - which (and I had to look that up) indeed appears to be synonymous with Juniperus virginiana 'Hetzii'.

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www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFin...=263279&isprofile=0&

will you be grafting Itoigawa foliage onto it?


No, I will use the foliage it already has.
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New Juniper starter 2 years 4 months ago #20165

Dominion wrote: will you be grafting Itoigawa foliage onto it?


Why should he do it? :huh:

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