Pre Bonsai Shimpaku Dwarf Juniper for Beginner Bonsai Start, Well Rooted, Hardy, Drought Tolerant

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Pre-Bonsai - Simpaku Chinese Juniper - Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku'

This tree has been groomed for "pre-bonsai" but you can plant it like a regular miniature garden tree and still enjoy the look of it. Keep the bottom of the trunk clear of any new growth and trim away any new, wayward top shoots as you see them if you want to keep the original shape.

A perfect, hardly little tree for railroad gardens too.

The Shimpaku Juniper is prized by Bonsai artists for its peeling bark and perfect for the miniature garden. "Shimps" are great plants to learn the art of Bonsai on. Easy grower, drought tolerant and very hardy.

- Spreading, upright in shape
- 3" to 6" per year

- Cold hardy zones 3-9 or t -30F
- Heat hardy zones 9-1

- Full sun
- Let soil dry out to barely damp in between watering sessions to avoid overwatering

- Pot is 4" in diameter
- An outdoor tree
- Ships via Priority Mail

Not a toy, Not meant for children.

We've been supplying the USA with miniature garden plants by mail since 2004. We are registered and inspected by the USDA to ship out of State. We safely ship all year. We have the best plant shipping method on the Internet and we can prove it.

Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center is in Seattle, Wa, where we have been promoting the miniature garden hobby professionally since 2001, online since 2004. We focus on what works for your living miniature and fairy gardens and offer solutions that last.

**We can only ship plant material to the lower 48 States and Alaska. We are registered by the USDA to ship out of state.**

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I will combine the shipping between this etsy store and my Miniature Garden Center and refund the difference promptly. Just include a note with either order so I see it.

I use USPS unless previously requested. It is the most efficient AND inexpensive way to get your items to you. Items are shipped by first class mail or Priority Mail. if your ordering several items at once, I will put insurance and tracking on the box just to be sure. International orders will be dealt with as they come up - just get in touch and I can give you a quote. All items will leave my studio within 3 days of ordering. Please get in touch if you have any specific requests.


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All items leave my studio in perfect condition. However, I do appreciate that 'stuff happens' from time to time. If your package has arrived damaged, please get in touch and we can discuss further options for replacement or refund. Please don't take it personally that your item arrived damaged! (Contact: Janit - Email - 206-352-0494)

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One of my medium on etsy is naturals - dried and preserved from Mother Nature's bounty. ALL ITEMS ARE BUG FREE AND HAVE BEEN DRIED OUT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE USING. The are, however, miniature and fragile. Handle with care and they will last forever. To get a better understanding of who I am, please see my main website at