(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 ofas J. communis, but demands good . 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.