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
After carving – August, 2021
Grafted itoigawa juniper – 9-1/2″ tall
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