Visited a nursery I found near my house in Korea. Tons of trees there, super friendly owner, will be visiting regularly and he said I can watch him work (he also styles trees, super excited).
So, I chose this large Juniper here. I think he said it was 9 years old.
I have a couple questions if anyone has some time and can help
1 - I’m going to follow all the advice I got on the forum here and not repot this into the akadama/pumice mix I got. I guess its too late in the season. So, we all agree, good to keep it in this pot until next year?
2 - That said, I’d love to do something to it since this is my first piece of material. (I have other, already styled trees to look at and water). So, my plan is to do some major cleaning - Cut all underside branches, cut all inner branches. I see some brown leaves/needles so will pull those out by hand I think. Does this sound safe? Should I go the next step and put some wire on it also? Planning to do this work tomorrow, July 8th.
3 - Do you prefer it pointing out to the left? (pot on right) or pointing out to the right (pot on left). I think I might prefer pointing to the right, since I can see the branches really well, but the foilage is all on the other side, so i’d have to bring it around… Hmmm…
4 - Any tips on what cuts/pruning/styling I should try?
5 - I wonder what you think would be a good price for this nursery stock. The price was higher than I thought, but I plant to shop here regularly. Did I get suckered a bit, or not… Wonder what price range you think this sits in?
Thanks to anyone who can tackle any of these questions!