Shimpaku junipers have fine qualities, especially suited to Bonsai culture. Tiny needles which can be pinched at the end of well ramified branches, producing a cloud like effect. Generally vigorous, they respond well to proper hard pruning. The red under-bark is a beautiful warm tone that can be used to highlight the jin and shari carving. Shimpaku junipers are in the top tier of Bonsai specimens for these reasons, and more.
The Shimpaku Juniper is native to Japan, the Kurile Island and the Sahalin Peninsula. In its natural range, its most often found growing near the sea.
The foliage is needle-like on young trees and scale-like on older trees, and the fruit is a small, hard, bluish berry.
One of the most unique characteristics of Shimpaku is its hard resinous wood; which is ideal for advanced sculptural techniques such as jin, shari and sabamiki.
Height: 13 1/2 inches
Spread: 11 1/2 inches
Pot: 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 3 1/4"
The Tree you see is the tree you'll receive.
Maybe, but probably not. Kids and pets are much harder to keep alive, so if you’ve ever had one of them you’ll be fine. Most Bonsai we sell need little more than sun & water.
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We ship daily. However, trees to the west coast ship on Mondays or Tuesday to avoid being held in-transit over the weekend. Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
Yes, once your Bonsai ships you’ll get an email with a FedEx tracking number that you’ll be able to use on their website to see exactly when your tree will arrive.
Your Bonsai will arrive potted in a ceramic Bonsai pot that will compliment your tree and right off the bat that’s all you’ll need. If you’re looking for the basics beyond that, a Starter Kit and Humidity Tray are an excellent place to start.