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New Shimpaku has some exposed roots 10 months 1 day ago #34714

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First time poster here. I recently got a new shimpaku juniper and it has some exposed roots at the base of the trunk. It does not seem to be quite rootbound but I am wondering if I should perhaps repot it or wait maybe until fall or even early spring?

I know early spring is the optimal time for replanting but also I know that shimpakus are one of the species that can take the stress of summer time repotting when given proper care. I already have some good soil mix that I got from Eastern Leaf.

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New Shimpaku has some exposed roots 10 months 1 day ago #34721

You could just slip it into a larger pot without disturbing the roots, that would take away any risk involved.

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New Shimpaku has some exposed roots 10 months 6 hours ago #34751

I would like to see the whole plant first.
The soil you have it in looks quite dense and is likely to hold a lot of water. A bigger pot might make that an issue, unless there is a lush tree.

I would no worry about this. The main roots are well in the ground.
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New Shimpaku has some exposed roots 9 months 4 weeks ago #34774

leatherback wrote: I would like to see the whole plant first.
The soil you have it in looks quite dense and is likely to hold a lot of water. A bigger pot might make that an issue, unless there is a lush tree.

I would no worry about this. The main roots are well in the ground.


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New Shimpaku has some exposed roots 9 months 4 weeks ago #34777

The exposed roots - that are completely above the ground - have no purpose. You can remove them.
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