Junipers are one of the most suitable plant species for bonsai cultivation. Japanese bonsai professionals have invented and perfected cultivation techniques for growing these trees over centuries. Today you have the opportunity to own one of these special trees.
There are many different juniper species found across the world, but one of the most desirable foliage types is known in Japanese as 'Itoigawa.' The reason it is so sought after is due to its natural growth pattern which is very compact. The foliage is a very pleasant green color. When pruned harshly many junipers will respond with juvenile scale like foliage. The 'Itoigawa' foliage type does not readily do this, making styling and maintenance easier.
This specimen juniper bonsai tree has a some very interesting twists and curves. The broad shari, or deadwood feature, visible from the current front and back of the tree is a very prominent feature and can even be further enhanced with annual applications of lime sulphur which will both preserve and highlight it. The fortunate artist to own this tree will be able to put their artistic stamp on this tree by further developing and wiring the foliage pads or even perform more drastic changes, just as they desire.
Potted in a handmade, stamped ceramic bonsai container from the world famous Tokoname region.
This Chinese juniper 'Itoigawa' was imported in 2015 from Aichi prefecture in Japan.
Measurements exclude the container.