Juniper Bonsai

surfkickerMarch 23, 2013

Hello all. I am perturbed; my bonsai is showing some weird signs. First of all, some of the needles are fading green. A few couple are browning. I then decided to scratch a branch, and it turned out green and smelling of juniper; but then I decided to scratch the base trunk, and it turned out whiteish-pink. Does this mean it isn't healthy? Please, I have had it for 2 years now, and I don't want it to die. :'(

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

White cambium and a pinkish inner periderm is normal for juniper. Is your plant indoors? Is it in a bonsai pot? Have you repotted it? Fertilizing regularly? with what? how often? what NPK %s. Are you flushing the soil when you water, and then waiting for the plant to become almost but not quite dry before you water again? Give us something to work with ......

Al

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