California Juniper  (Juniperus californica) D,M,U ^

       see other junipers; if you get one on a dig, give it plenty of time to re-establish strong growth before you start to prune, a soil heater wire especially during winter can significantly improve the survival and regrowth of a dug specimen, don’t give more than a couple of hours of direct morning sun until it’s putting out lots of new growth,  may need up to a year to reacclimate to full sun exposure, use a very loose soil mix, keep foliage misted and bagged (much moisture is absorbed through the foliage), addition of Superthrive TM  is recommended; will shed about 30% of its foliage during May and June, so better to prune in late summer or early fall.    [Cupressaceae; Pinales]