Shimpaku 'Kishu' Juniper Shohin Bonsai Tree
Species: Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku Kishu'
Age: About 4 - 5 Years
Height: About 4 - 6 Inches
Trunk Size: About 1/4 Inch
Lighting: Full Sun to Partial Shade
This species is the most popular tree used as bonsai for beginners. It's widely available everywhere, as it's mostly used as a ground cover or hedge plant. Their compact small thorny light green foliage grows into branches over time. During the summer months, it has strong growth patterns. The branches stay flexible for a longer period of time compared to other bonsai materials. It's possible to make virtually any sort of style with this species. Not only that, they're forgiving for unskilled caretakers with their hardiness and semi-drought resistant qualities. It's an evergreen tree, so it can be enjoyed all year long without dropping all of its leaves.
An adorably tiny wired specimen like this is still very flexible to any trunk or branch shaping. The foliage has already started naturally forming cloud-like pads on its delicate branches.
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