Styling a Juniper

By on July 24, 2016 in FEATURES with 0 Comments

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 A semi cascade juniper needing to be styled. take a look and try to imagine how you would style this small juniper before you continue reading the post.

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Rear view of the same tree.

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 Decided on design that is a little different,it is to have a low hanging foliage mass, so removed all the upper growth, then cleaned off the bark.

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 A view from above showing the layout of the remaining branches. All are wired and ready to be positioned into the desired style.

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Branches now placed in position to create the low foliage mass, So why did I go for this design ? Well I decided the foliage mass was visually far to heavy for the size of the tree overall, it was also getting to remote from the pot, looking a bit leggy and unbalanced. So by using the lower branches which originated closer to the trunk,  I have been able to move the foliage mass closer to the pot, creating a better overall balance for this semi cascade design.

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One year on the foliage is developing well,dead wood is now fixed in place and treated with hardener, I rolled the tree forwards a little during the re-pot to better the view of the dead wood at the top of the tree, this shallower pot also gives a more balanced look.

Did you expect this design from the starting point ?

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