Juniper

Junipers are among the most popular conifers to be cultivated as ornamental subjects. Species and cultivars come in a wide range of forms, in terms of colour, shape and size. They are also used for bonsai.
Common name : Juniper
Scientific name : Juniperus spp.
Family : Cupressaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Frost resistant
Frost resistant
Full description for Juniperus spp. not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 30 - 700
pH 6 - 8

Identify my juniper

Juniper trees are shrubs or trees from dry areas in the northern hemisphere. The adult leaves are small, flake-shaped along the stems, and measure between 2 and 6 mm. The subjects are often separated between males or females, and bear either small ovoid cones or berries that darken in several years.

Plant my juniper

In open soil, plant preferably in autumn, possibly in early spring, outside periods of frost. Find a sunny location in ordinary drained soil - even sandy or stony - neutral or alkaline. Make a hole 1/3 wider than the root ball, not mixing the soil layers. Soak the rootball if your juniper has waited long, then plant it without burying the root collar, which is the boundary between roots and branches, then water copiously. For large juniper trees, place a solid stake facing the prevailing winds with a flexible attachment. Mulch to avoid weeding. In pots, plant in a mixture of garden soil and sand, in a pot proportionate to the size of the adult plant. It can vary enormously; some dwarf junipers do not exceed 30 cm while others reach 15 meters.

Water my juniper

Water regularly and generously for several weeks after planting or sowing, especially if you did it late in the season. After, you only have to worry about watering if your plant is potted. Outside of these conditions, it will manage on its own.

Repot my juniper

If you keep your juniper in pots, replace the topsoil with mature compost every 2 to 3 years.

Prune my juniper

The pruning is useless on the juniper trees, and it is better to limit it.

Take care of my juniper

After two years.

Mulch my juniper

Renew mulching in the fall at the base of your juniper trees. A mulching made of wood is perfect.

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