JUNIPERUS

(E = evergreen)

Plant transplanted juniper seedlings no larger than 12 to 15 in. high in October or April, 1-1/2 to 2 ft. apart.

Juniperus communis (common juniper) provides a tough barrier, is very hardy, and is especially suited to chalk soils. Foliage is glaucous and resistant to cold winds. Slow growing – 6 to 10 ft. as a hedge but seldom used as a screen.

J. virginiana (pencil cedar), faster growing and not so selective of soil as J. communis, but demands good drainage. When planted 5 ft. apart as a screen, it makes attractive pyramidal bushes up to 20 ft. By trimming in late summer and autumn, however, the height can be restricted to make a thick, bushy hedge of 6 to 8 ft.

J. v. argentea is an attractive silver form.

English: Common juniper var. depressa berries ...

English: Common juniper var. depressa berries (Juniperus communis var. depressa), Unorganized Algoma (Kincaid Twp.), Ontario (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

23. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
Categories: Conifers, Plants & Trees | Comments Off on JUNIPERUS

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