Often the first bonsai ever owned by a novice, due to its massive success in the mallsai market, the Juniper is well known and appreciated by all. Common in landscapes, nurseries, and, in the wild, the Juniper offers more opportunities for bonsai stock than most other species and lends itself well to bonsai techniques and container environments.
Cultivars offer foliage color ranging from dark green, to light green, to blue, each offering varying degrees of texture, presenting the ability to create fantastic foliage pads, while the bark presents a surface that can be polished or left rough, depending on the final image desired. Suitability for many styles including deadwood, supple branches, and a propensity for fast growth, the Juniper has proved to be excellent material for all, no matter what experience level.
This gallery is dedicated to the Juniper and those who cultivate, style, and display them. A constant companion of bonsaists everywhere, the Juniper plays an important role in bonsai, while offering some of the finest bonsai in the world for inspirations and enjoyment by all.
Special thanks to Heather Hartman Coste, who did all the leg work for this gallery!
We hope that you find the following photographs as inspiring and enjoyable as we do.