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Miniature scenery Golden Juniper - Juniperus x media 'Old Gold' (latin)

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The Golden Juniper is an easy to grow and look after plant, suitable for beginners. Its trunk suits well twisted shapes, highlighting its foliage. This miniature scenery is made using a plant still young, a natural stone and a piece of earthenware. Each composition is hand-made by our garden expert and is therefore unique!

Site: Full sun, to be protected from frost below temperatures of -5°C in winter.
Watering: Regular, let the soil dry out in between two watering. Maintain air humidity.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Fertilizer: You can repot your Juniper every three to four years, at the end of winter, in a well-drained substrate. Keep some of the initial mix to incorporate it in the new soil as it contains mycorrhizas which are essential for good roots development. Do not cut more a third of the roots. If you wish, you can add a stone found during a walk but make sure that you maintain the right balance between the size of the plant and the stone's size.

How to Prune the Bonsai Chinese Juniper:

Maintenance pruning: Pinch regularly the young growth during the growing period. Avoid using scissors as they make the cut branches dry.
Structural pruning: In winter, when the specimen needs reshaping. Cut above a ramification, on brown wood.

Main diseases and deficiencies (or excess):

If the foliage becomes dull, place your Chinese Juniper in the sun, in a ventilated site.
The withering of some branches shows that roots are rotting. Make a change to your watering and repot in a draining substrate.
The Chinese Juniper is sensitive to mealy bugs and aphids' attacks as well as mites.

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