Green Mound Juniper Bonsai
The natural movement of the Green Mound Juniper Bonsai captures the essence that many people identify with bonsai. This outdoor bonsai is one of the easiest for beginners to maintain. When pruning a branch, it's perfectly acceptable to use scissors, but when shaping your foliage, we recommend using your fingers. This keeps the tips of your Green Mound Juniper Bonsai from turning brown. Also keep in mind that all varieties of Juniper Bonsai thrive in full sun conditions.
Never let a bonsai totally dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray end. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai's soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but shouldn't be considered watering.
It's essential that your Green Mound Juniper Bonsai remains outdoors in the winter. This bonsai should be allowed to freeze, however, we recommend keeping it out of the north wind and "Heeling In" the pot. "Heeling In" means covering the pots with either mulch or burlap. This enables the Green Mound Juniper Bonsai to experience a seasonal change without freezing or thawing too quickly.
Fertilizing & General Care
Fertilizing the Green Mound Juniper Bonsai is encouraged, especially in the spring. General care is also important for beautiful bonsai maintenance. In order to keep their miniature shape, bonsai should be trimmed periodically.
Insects & Diseases
Insects and diseases can attack your Green Mound Juniper Bonsai, so it's a good idea to inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically helps keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centres have products available for treatment.