Juniper Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku') is a popular and highly regarded species of juniper that is often used for bonsai cultivation. The Shimpaku juniper is particularly favored among bonsai enthusiasts due to its fine foliage, compact growth habit, and ability to respond well to bonsai techniques.
Here are some key characteristics of the Juniper Shimpaku bonsai:
Foliage: The Shimpaku juniper's foliage is scale-like and arranged in tight clusters along the branches. The foliage color ranges from vibrant green to bluish-green, and it has a soft, elegant appearance that works well in creating the illusion of an aged tree.
Trunk and Branches: Shimpaku juniper bonsai exhibit a twisted and gnarled appearance in their trunks and branches, which adds to their visual appeal. The branches can be trained and shaped through wiring, pruning, and other techniques to achieve the desired bonsai form.
Bark: The bark of the Shimpaku juniper starts off smooth and brown, gradually developing a rougher texture and a grayish color with age.
Outdoor Growth: Shimpaku junipers are outdoor plants and require exposure to sunlight and seasonal temperature variations to thrive. They can be vulnerable to frost and extreme cold, so protection may be needed during harsh winters.
Creating and maintaining a Juniper Shimpaku bonsai requires patience, skill, and a deep understanding of bonsai techniques. Bonsai enthusiasts often spend years shaping and refining their trees to achieve the desired aesthetic, resulting in living works of art that reflect the beauty and elegance of nature in miniature form.
This Bonsai is 15" tall, measured from the soil to the top of tree.
The spread is 11"
It ships in a 7" Grow pot
Pictures take on August 07, 2023.
Ships from our Massachusetts Nursery
The tree you see is the tree you'll receive.
*** This is an expensive Bonsai. We've likely been watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding this tree for a long time. Once this tree leaves our facility, watering, fertilizing, etc is beyond our control. If you buy this bonsai, we assume you're a responsible person and that you know what you are purchasing. THEREFORE - The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that Bonsai Outlet makes no warranties once the Product leaves our nursery. All One-Of-A-Kind Trees are listed AND sold “as is”. Sales are considered final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered in any instance. Bonsai Outlet assumes no responsibility for the health and welfare of the products after they leave our nursery. Please ask care questions prior to buying, if you are unsure.