Literati Juniper styling

Below details the styling of a Juniper that was originally a very plain informal upright with a few problematic branches on the lower and mid trunk. I decided to completely restyle it, repotting it on an angle and developing it into a literati… Unfortunately I can’t find the original image of it as an informal upright, so the first image below is halfway through the work.


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Juniper mid-way through styling, with lower branches wired.

01_literati_juniper_afterAfter styling. 

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Detail of first lower branch.

In the future we’ll probably lose the bottom branch altogether, but this won’t happen until we get more development up in the apex.

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Apex.

The apex needs to fill in, this should happen over the next growing season, and we’ll eventually get the deadwood spiralling all the way up into the canopy.

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Right jin.

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Trunk detail.

We’ll work the deadwood further in the future, thinning the live veins as we go…