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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31011

So I was given this itoigawa juniper from a pre bonsai supplier. He had forgotten that he placed them somewhere and they were neglected. I got 3 of them back in January but only 2 are alive today. This one that I am going to document the progression on is very week right now. I got them from him 3 months ago and this one lost a lower branch and turned a yellow green. It now has new growth and is no longer yellow green.


Today I went ahead and put him in a good area of my yard. I will post again on its progress maybe in July.
If you want to see the other let me know.

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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31017

yes put the other and update july too
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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31033

This one isn't as bad, but it's not great.


Here is a close up of how itoigawa respond to stress


It produces juvenile foliage until it gets healthier. This is a reaction that helps keep predators from eating any foliage while the juniper recovers. Pretty cool but annoying right now.

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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31042

yes very interesting, looks to be two species in one tree
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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31097

looking forward to the development, keep posting.
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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31115

why has two types of leaves?
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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31905

ykbonsai wrote: why has two types of leaves?


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Did you find the answer or would you like me to explain?
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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 month ago #31909

The needle-type foliage is called stress-foliage, that the tree develops when it is... under stress.
Another term is juvenile foliage, which you would see on very young trees. The scale type foliage develops later.
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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 1 year 1 week ago #32821

Is it me or is it Wierd you wired the tree yet not really put any movement in it at all.
The movement you have put in it seems almost pointless i dont understand.

Whilst its young i would take that wire off the tree put raffia on the trunk and then wire over that and bend the hell out of it put some proper twists in the trunk dont be afraid to do so either. Then when it grows over 10 years the trunk will have some proper movement in it. then you can put some interesting shari and dead wood on it.
Take advantage now.
Like this if you fancy a read.
www.bonsainut.com/threads/one-more-time-...style-junipers.4789/
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Itoigawa Juniper Rescued (Maybe) 10 months 4 weeks ago #34112

I wired it to open it up to allow sun and air in. I am not worried about movement as I am about health right now.
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