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4-year development: making a shimpaku juniper from graft


In spring of 2018, I picked up a prostrata juniper from Kenji Miyata. The branches have been lengthy and the foliage was course however I appreciated the curves within the decrease trunk. It was an ideal candidate for grafting.

I made one graft utilizing itoigawa shimpaku foliage and spent the subsequent three years lowering the unique branches whereas the brand new development crammed in. I created a shari within the trunk close to the tip of the method and at last eliminated the final department final week.

Right here’s the development.

Prostrata juniper - March, 2018

Prostrata juniper – March, 2018

May, 2019

Might, 2019

May, 2020

Might, 2020

September, 2020

September, 2020

August, 2021

August, 2021

After carving - August, 2021

After carving – August, 2021

Grafted itoigawa juniper – 9-1/2″ tall

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