Shimpaku juniper 4" material. Shipped in it's plastic pot, fully rooted.
The Shimpaku is very hardy, long-lived and tolerates many adverse conditions. The longer prostrate branches tend to intertwine. The leaves are arranged in decussate whorls of three; all the leaves are juvenile form and needle-like with two white stomatal bands on the inner face. The Shimpaku has attractive year round foliage and its dark green needles are soft to the touch. It is dioecious, producing cones of only one sex on each plant. Its graceful canopy and impressive bark make the Shimpaku an outstanding bonsai for any collection.
Shimpaku Juniper are one of the most popular species for bonsai. Attractive foliage and beautiful bark make this one of the top candidates for bonsai. Many wild trees, also known as yamadori, have been collected in Japan, making it extremely rare to find growing wild. In fact, today the Shimpaku junipers growing in the wild in Japan face extinction due to over collecting. Shimpaku was and is very dangerous to collect. Many of the best Shimpaku live only in remote cliff areas. It is said that the first Shimpaku to be collected in the wild came from the Ishizuchi mountain rangeon Shikoku Island. Collected Shimpakus are known for their deadwood, called jin and shari in the bonsai community. Many bonsai masterpieces are Shimpaku Junipers.
I love shimpaku junipers!