markyak
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Procumbens Nana

Hi Everybody,

I'm just getting into bonsai and one of my junipers turned really yellow. The tree itself is about 8 years old. I had in an unheated shed all winter and watered about every 2 weeks. I live in the Pittsburgh area, so winter twmps were pretty rough this year. It seems fine, but when I took it out of the shed when the weather broke, I think I put into full sun too early. Then we had a few massive downpours and the pot got a little flooded.

Anyways, does anyone have suggestions on how I may be able to help it recover? Hopefully its not too late. Can send pics later if asked. Thanks in advance.

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Gnome
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Re: Procumbens Nana

markyak,

Hi, I'm from the same area. For now don't do anything drastic, but do take care how often you water it.

A few downpours should not harm a Juniper if it is in a free draining mix. How long has it been since it was re-potted and with what type of medium?

You might consider moving it to a more sheltered area of your yard until it recovers, or...

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Re: Procumbens Nana

Thanks for the advice Gnome. I bought it late last summer, and have not repotted it since. Not sure how soon it was repotted before I bought it.

I've had it in full shade for the past 2 weeks. I just moved it back to its normal area where it gets mostly morning and early afternoon sun. Some of the underneath foliage is greenish, but about 90% is still yellow.

If I repot, and don't cut roots, is that a good idea for a tree under stress? Also, is this an OK time of year to do that? I think I want to get it out of the soil its in and start over. Suggestions?

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