The natural movement of this tree's trunk and branches capture the essence of bonsai; making Green Mound the most used juniper variety. The texture of the Green Mound Juniper's foliage and the ease of trimming make this outdoor bonsai a winner for beginners. These junipers are also forgiving of less than ideal conditions; a trait that makes them especially popular. Sadly; state agricultural regulations prohibit us from shipping this tree to California. Thrives outdoors above 15 degrees with protection; see Bonsai Care. Ideal with 11" Humidity Tray
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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Fast shipping, great packaging and healthy tree. Looks great!
Gregory HaganJun 11th 2022
Doesn’t look like the phot on line
This is my second juniper bonsai that I have purchased from Brussels. The first one looked exactly like the specimen displayed on line, in form. I realize that each plant is unique but I would have expected the second one to be similar in general shape. This new one has the main trunk with a slight curve. Then from there a horizontal branch about midway up from the trunk. The whole tree is bushy with no form. I expected it to have more branches with the characteristic of a bonsai tree. It looks like it has been curated by a beginner . The plant is very healthy and arrived in very good condition.
JackApr 22nd 2022
Securely packed, beautifully proportioned lovely pot
Tinh nguyenApr 2nd 2022
Green mound jupiter
Excellent conditions, carefully pack for delivery and fast
Celia Feinsod AvilaDec 27th 2021
This was a Christmas present for my son. He loved it! Much bigger than I thought!
Peter May 27th 2021
Green mound Juniper
The bonsai arrived very well protected in its shipping box, on time , and very fresh. I'll definitely order from them again
Nancy DeyeMay 27th 2021
Green Mound Juniper
My Juniper arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It was packed well and happy to be in its new home. Just beautiful in every way...even the blue pot it came in. It is much more than I anticipated and I’ll look forward to receiving many years of pleasure from it.
Doug welchSep 19th 2020
Green mound juniper
Everything arrived in perfect condition and was exactly as described.
Dawn EblinApr 21st 2020
Green Mound Juniper
My Juniper arrived on time and was package very well. It is beautiful!!
Judith GroatAug 27th 2018
Green Mound Juniper
Beautiful tree. Always very happy with Brussel's Bonsai