Pre-Bonsai Miniature Garden Shimpaku Chinese Juniper - Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku'
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Pre-Bonsai - Simpaku Chinese Juniper - Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku'

This tree has been groomed for "pre-bonsai" but you can plant it like a regular miniature garden tree and still enjoy the look of it. Keep the bottom of the trunk clear of any new growth and trim away any new, wayward top shoots as you see them. A perfect, hardly little tree for railroad gardens too. 

The Shimpaku Juniper is prized by Bonsai artists for its peeling bark and perfect for the miniature garden. "Shimps" are great plants to learn the art of Bonsai on - or simply keep it pruned for the miniature garden. Easy grower and very hardy.

  • Spreading, upright in shape
  • 3" to 6" per year
  • Cold hardy zones 3-9 or t -30F
  • Heat hardy zones 9-1
  • Full sun
  • Let soil dry out to barely damp in between watering sessions to avoid overwatering
  • Pot is 4" in diameter


Parcel post takes 7 to 10 days and puts a lot of stress on the trees during transit. We cannot guarantee any plants shipped this way - but it is your choice to make during checkout.

We recommend Priority Mail for a safe - and guaranteed - journey.

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We are certified by the USDA.

  • Item #: JCSHB-1

Shimpaku Chinese Juniper - Pre-Bonsai

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