AmyO wrote: Past few days I have been putting it outside with a mister on it a few hours a day. I do live in AZ, so I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t keep it outside but just a few hours.
This quote from you leads me to believe that you are keeping your tree inside most of the time? If so, this will spell doom for your Juniper.
Even in AZ, your tree needs to be outside. Protect it from super warm temps and from the side of a house that gets hot. This is an outdoor plant.
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and also you might want to check out Baker nursery in Phx. They have bonsai and will be able to help you grow them successfully in our arid enviornment. They keep their tree under shade cloth all year round.