Layering a Juniper Procumbens Nana

Yesterday evening, I stumbled across a great Juniper Procumbens Nana in our nursery that was perfect for a semi cascade. I spent the evening styling the tree.  It’s always best to work from the bottom to the top, developing the apex at the very end when layering a juniper.  After deciding on the front of the tree as well as the angle, I brought down a few branches with heavy wire and moved them forward.  I then wired the secondary branches and arranged the branches into a layers to make the tree look more full.

I was only able to get through the bottom portions of the tree but hopefully will be able to finish in the next few days. Sometimes a hidden gem of a tree will be hiding behind your material.  With just a little wire and some effort, you can transform it into something wonderful to look at. I’ll make sure to post photos of the finished product.