Lighting: Full Sun/Shade in Hottest Summer Months
• ≈ 600-700+ years
• Started 2015-2016
• Acquired January 2023
• 45” Tall
• 46” Across (left to right)
• 50” Depth (front to back)
• 25” Trunk/Root Ball (circumference)
• 10” Root Base (left to right)
• Clay Pot – Rectangle
• 21.5” Length
• 16.75″ Width
• 7” Height
• Last Repotted: January 2023 with Peter Tea Bonsai
This Western Juniper was collected in the White Mountains on the other side of the Sierras (exact location unknown) around 2015-2016. Since repotting, the bark was removed and the foliage was cut back to promote back budding. No styling as been performed yet but can be done at the end of 2023 or beginning of 2024. Estimated age of this tree is 600-700 years old.
Within the species Juniperus occidentalis there are two geographically separated subspecies: Juniperus occidentalis, ssp. occidentalis (Western Juniper) and Juniperus occidentalis ssp. australis (Sierra Juniper). Western Juniper is found in the northern part of the Juniperus occidentalis range, from south-central and southeastern Washington to eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, extreme northwest Nevada, and very northeastern California, at elevations of 4,000–5,000 ft.
The western juniper can reach a height of 80 feet if it’s allowed to grow naturally in ideal conditions. The leaves on this tree have the look of scales, although as this is a conifer tree, they are actually needles. Soil conditions for this tree can prove to be a bit of a challenge, as it does best with a neutral pH.
Available for local pick-up (contact for personal delivery option).