This East Asian Juniper has an open habit with graceful drooping branches, is a much cherished tree in Chinese and Japanese Gardens and Temples and also much loved as Bonsai. There are many fine and old examples of Juniperus rigida Bonsai.
Juniperus squamata, known as Single seed Juniper, is a juniper native to Himalaya and China, from north-eastern Afghanistan east to western Yunnan in south-western China.This juniper has striking blue-gray foliage that spread out like a 'blue carpet'. This prostrate variety that is especially suitable for cascade and semi-cascade styles. It has a slow to medium growth rate, of about 10' in ten years.
The Norway maple is a common tree throughout much of Europe from Norway down to the Mediterranean and to Western Asia. It an important forestry wood in Europe with its Hard Light coloured wood finding use in furniture to musical instruments. As Bonsai it make an attractive Medium to Large Bonsai, despite it larger leaf size.
This very hardy plant makes an excellent Bonsai with its conical shape and upright nature lending itself well to Formal Upright medium and large Bonsai. It is extremely hardy and tolerant to Zones 2/3.