Mutuc
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Bonai Identification - Bought this in Okinawa Japan

Hey from Okinawa Japan.
I just started to get interested into bonsais and picked up some at my local store unfortunately i don't know Japanese so i don't know which bonsais i bought please tell me what kinds they are so i know how to properly care for them.
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kdodds
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The first one looks like it may be a larch (outdoor only). The second is definitely a Fukien Tea.

linlaoboo
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definately Fukien tea. the 1st one seems unhealthy with lots of fallen needles
ficus, maple, elm, juniper, pine

TomM
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I doubt the first one is Larch. More likely in the juniper family.

Please describe the needles.

Are you near Kadena?

I was there once - long, long time ago. On my way to Vietnam,

Mutuc
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Yeah i am near Kadena living off base though.
the needles are very sharp at the tip they are flat and short as well.

TomM
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That one is almost certainly juniper. Larch (deciduous) needles are extremely soft to the touch and do not grow in your climate, only in colder regions or at higher elevations.

Mutuc
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Thanks everyone for the quick replies. Im trying to save my juniper so knowing what is now should help.
Also ive been reading the tips for juniper care but what are some things to i can do to restore the green and lush of my tree or is it beyond the point of no return??

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