Feature Gallery

Gallery: Junipers

Discuss this gallery >>

This gallery is a continuation of our series of species specific galleries designed with the intention of creating a resource of inspiration as well as a source of enjoyment for all. It is our hope that those who favor the particular species featured and those who seek inspiration for designing bonsai of this species will find these galleries valuable and educational.

We have compiled the photographs in these galleries from submitted photographs, various sources such as contest entries and galleries here at AoB. This gallery, like all of our galleries, is meant to be dynamic and to grow as more trees are submitted. Please send any trees you feel would add to this gallery to will@artofbonsai.org for consideration.

Often the first bonsai ever owned by a novice, due to its massive success in the mallsai market, the Juniper is well known and appreciated by all. Common in landscapes, nurseries, and, in the wild, the Juniper offers more opportunities for bonsai stock than most other species and lends itself well to bonsai techniques and container environments.

Cultivars offer foliage color ranging from dark green, to light green, to blue, each offering varying degrees of texture, presenting the ability to create fantastic foliage pads, while the bark presents a surface that can be polished or left rough, depending on the final image desired. Suitability for many styles including deadwood, supple branches, and a propensity for fast growth, the Juniper has proved to be excellent material for all, no matter what experience level.

This gallery is dedicated to the Juniper and those who cultivate, style, and display them. A constant companion of bonsaists everywhere, the Juniper plays an important role in bonsai, while offering some of the finest bonsai in the world for inspirations and enjoyment by all.

Special thanks to Heather Hartman Coste, who did all the leg work for this gallery!

We hope that you find the following photographs as inspiring and enjoyable as we do.

Juniperus chinesis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Shimpaku (Juniperus chinesis)
Height: 72 cm, 28.35 inches

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Vance Wood
Shimpaku (Juniperus chinesis)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Ed Trout
Foemina Juniper (Juniperus chinensis "Foemina")

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Steve Tolley
Itoigawa Juniper (Juniperus chinensis "Itoigawa")

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Steve Tolley
Han Kengai Itoigawa Juniper (Juniperus chinensis "Itoigawa")

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Steve Tolley
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Steve Tolley
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Mauro Stemberger
Itoigawa Juniper (Juniperus chinesis)
Height: 65 cm, 25.59 inches
Pot: Chinese

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Pfitzer's juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzeriana')
65 cm high
Japanese pot

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Salvatore Liporace
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Salvatore Liporace
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Mario Komsta
Juniperus chinensis
Chuhin 46 cm
Pot: Chinese

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Robert Kempinski
Simpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinesis shimpaku/sargentii)
Itogawa foliage grafted on to J. San Jose trunk
7 inches high, pot by Robert Kempinski

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Keiichi Fujikawa
Shimpaku Juniper
85cm
Shide Chinese Pot

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Keiichi Fujikawa
Shimpaku Juniper, 50cm, Shide Chinese Pot
Japanese Flowering Apricot, 15cm

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Keiichi Fujikawa
Shimpaku Juniper
90cm
Japanese Pot

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Keiichi Fujikawa
Shimpaku Juniper
90cm
Shide Chinese Pot

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Cheng Cheng-Kung
Juniperus chinensis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Cheng Cheng-Kung
Juniperus chinensis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Cheng Cheng-Kung
Juniperus chinensis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Cheng Cheng-Kung
Juniperus chinensis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Cheng Cheng-Kung
Juniperus chinensis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Dorothy Schmitz
San Jose Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose')

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Hans Vleugels
Itoigawa Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis 'Itoigawa')

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Lee Verhorevoort
Juniper chinensis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Rob Kempinski
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis sargentii)
Height: 10 inches, 25.40 cm
Pot: Tokoname

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Boon Manakitivipart
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)
Height: 42 inches, 106.68 cm
Pot: Chinese

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: John Romano
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)
Height: 6.375 inches, 16.3 cm
Pot: Tokoname (Yamaaki kiln)

Juniperus procumbens

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Qingquan Zhao
Dwarf Japanese Juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana')

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Ed Trout
Dwarf Japanese Juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana')

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Mauro Stemberger / Enrico Savini
Sonare' (Juniperus procumbens)
Height: 89 cm, 35.04 inches
Pot: Tokoname

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Juniperus procumbens
11" h (28 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Juniperus procumbens
9" h (23 cm)
Pot: houtoku

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Juniperus procumbens
7" (18 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Juniperus horizontalis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
Height: 84 cm, 33.07 inches

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Johnny Eslykke
Juniperus horizontalis

Juniperus occidentalis

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Dan Robinson
Sierra Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis australis)
Photograph by Victrinia Ensor

Juniperus scopulorum

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
60 cm high
Pot by Derek Aspinall

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
75 cm high
Japanese pot

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Melvyn Goldstein / Walter Pall
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
Height: 21.5 inches, 54.61 cm
Pot: Chinese

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Christine Hayward / styled by Walter Pall
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
Height: 28 inches, 71.12 cm
Pot: Chinese

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall

Juniperus sabina

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Sabina Juniper (Juniperus sabina)
75 cm high
Pot by Bryan Albright

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Enrico Savini
Juniper (Juniperus sabina)
Height: 55 cm
Pot: Czech Republic

Juniperus prostrata

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Kathleen Ebey
Prostrata Juniper (Juniperus prostrata)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Kathleen Ebey
Prostrata Juniper (Juniperus prostrata)

Juniperus rigida

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Matteo Caldiero
Needle Juniper (Juniperus rigida)

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Enrico Savini
Needle Juniper (Juniperus rigida)
Height: 43 cm, 16.92 inches
Pot: Antique Chinese

Misc Juniper Species

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Dan Barton
“Meyers” juniper (fondly known as the ‘Corkscrew’) originally styled at the IBC ’91 Convention in Birmingham. The tree was so brutalized by Dan during his demo that even John Naka thought it wasn’t going to survive and Craig Coussins whistled the funeral march when Dan packed it away to take home. Now in the collection of Peter Chan. The Meyers juniper is planted in a Korean pot and is about 48” tall.

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Field Juniper

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Field Juniper

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Field Juniper on antelope skull

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Antoni Payeras
Juniperus phoenicia (Juniperus phoenicia 'thurbinatta')

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Lindsay Bebb
Juniper sp.

Juniper Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Lindsay Bebb
Juniper sp.

Discuss this gallery >>