Shimpaku juniper growth rate

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Shimpaku juniper growth rate

Postby JL42 » October 18th, 2018, 2:02 pm

Hi all, I'm fairly new to bonsai
Several months ago, I potted a shimpaku juniper into a styrofoam grow box
It's currently growing well in a mix of scoria and sieved pine bark.
The trunk is currently 2cm thick at the base and I am wondering how long would it
Take for the plant to get a trunk thickness of 4-5cm
Thanks
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Re: Shimpaku juniper growth rate

Postby adge0001 » November 11th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Depends on what you are prepared to do. If you just let it grow without doing anything but feed it, it may take between 5-7 years. You’ll get the lower branches blocked out from the sun this way and they’ll eventually die off.

It you keep thinning out the upper layers to keep the lower branches alive it will take longer because you’d be cutting off “energy”.


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Re: Shimpaku juniper growth rate

Postby shibui » November 11th, 2018, 7:43 pm

I think this was a double post. Replies from the original post can be found in the other thread - http://www.ausbonsai.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=26228&hilit=+shimpaku
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