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Cedar Apple Rust On Juniper Bonsai

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Cedar Apple Rust On Juniper Bonsai

Cedar Apple Rust is caused by Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, a plant pathogen/fungus that primarily effects apple and juniper related species.  This is a pretty interesting fungal disease that I have have been battling since getting into bonsai.  Early in my bonsai experience my love for junipers is what first exposed me to cedar apple rust.  I commonly purchased San Jose, Hollywood and other garden variety junipers from random local nurseries.  Many of these I found were very susceptible to cedar apple rust. Cedar apple rust has a pretty interesting 2 year life cycle.  One year apples and crab apples carry it.  The apple trees then release spores...

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Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Care With Robert Mahler

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Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Care With Robert Mahler

Satsuki Azaleas are perhaps one of the most beautiful bonsai species available today.  Satsuki's are well known for their beautiful flowers that bloom over a long period of time.  The trees are also well known for their exposed root style.  In this video Bob goes over Satsuki Azalea re-potting, pruning, wiring and general bonsai care.

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