Juniperus chinensis itoigawa #2
This is the second of three itoigawa junipers that I ordered from Maillot Bonsai, near Lyon in the Southeast of France, to experiment with junipers and propagate them via cuttings in the coming years.
They were 5 years old and already a bit too tick for the kind of very compacted shape I had in mind for them, but if I let them grow large enough they should be okay.
This one was a bit thinner than the first one I wired a week ago but I still couldn't bend the first part of the trunk as much as I wanted. Another part slightly cracked at one place up in the tree, we'll see how the top of the tree react to that.