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Description

These evergreen conifers feature leaves that can either be like needles or scales, looks beautiful.

Sr Item name
1 Juniper, Juniperous Erecta - Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

There are more than 170 cultivated varieties of juniper, including low-growing ground cover or edging plants, shrubs and trees. The shapes include narrow columns, tight pyramids, and rounded forms that spread as wide as their height or more.The fragrant foliage can be either needles or overlapping scales.

Some shrubs have both types of foliage because the leaves start out as needles and transition to scales as they mature.Juniper shrubs are either male or female. The male flowers provide the pollen for the female flowers, and once pollinated, the females produce berries or cones. One male shrub can provide pollen for several females.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Cedar, Juniperus communis, the common juniper
Maximum Reachable Height 1.5 feet to 15 feet
Difficulty Level easy

Planting and care

  • Once planted, junipers require very little care.
  • They tolerate hot, dry conditions quite well, and they often thrive in poor soil.
  • They are also resistant to most pests and diseases.
  • Junipers can occasionally be affected by fungal diseases, but these can be prevented by planting in well-draining soil, and taking care not to space your junipers too close together.
  • Overcrowding leads to poor air circulation for inside branches, creating the perfect environment for funguses to grow.
  • Most varieties of juniper require very little pruning, making them perfect for those who don t have a lot of time to spend on landscaping.
  • For big impact with little care, juniper never disappoints.

    Juniper care

    Plant container-grown junipers any time of year. Shrubs with balled and burlaped roots are best planted in fall. Dig the planting hole as deep as the root ball and two to three times wider. Set the shrub in the hole so the soil line on the stem is even with the surrounding soil.

    Backfill with the soil removed from the hole without amendments. Press down firmly as you fill the hole to remove air pockets. Water deeply after planting, and add additional soil if it settles into a depression.

    Sunlight Full sun to partail shade.
    Watering Water young shrubs during dry spells for the first two years. Afterward, the shrub is drought tolerant and can make do with what nature provides.
    Soil Junipers grow in any type of soil as long as it is well-drained.
    Temperature They can be found in a wide range of temperatures, except for areas of extreme heat or cold.
    Fertilizer Fertilize the shrub with 10-10-10 fertilizer in spring of the year after planting and every other year thereafter.

    Juniper special feature

    The care of juniper shrubbery is easy because they never need pruning to maintain their attractive shape and tolerate adverse conditions without complaint.

    Juniper uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Juniper shrubs provide the landscape with well defined structure and a fresh fragrance that few other shrubs can match

    Medicinal Use:

    • Juniper has medicinal value
    • Juniper has been used to treat a very wide range of ailments
    • If a major medicinal use could be identified, it would probably be its use as a tonic to maintain health
    • Hundreds of years ago, Europeans added Juniper to gin, and made a liqueur called Junivere from the berries
    • Many gins still have a minute amount of Juniper in it today
    • Medicinally, Juniper has been used for:Used as a general tonic for healthAn antibiotic to treat wounds and soresTo avoid malariaKidney healthLiver healthUsed as a diureticGynecological healthInflammationsEasing childbirthMuscle spasms
  • It contains

    SrItem name
    1Juniper, Juniperous Erecta - Plant
    25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where to plant Juniper bushes?

    You can plant juniper bushes in both indoor(indirect bright light)and outdoor(4-6 hrs of direct sunlight).

    Is Juniper a non flowering plant?

    Junipers are gymnosperms, which means they have seeds, but no flowers or fruits.

    Can you plant Juniper in pots?

    Yes, you can plant juniper in a pot(7 inches).

    Why are my Juniper trees turning brown?

    Insufficient and excessive watering, as well as dog urine, can cause the junipers needles to turn brown and drop.

    How to plant Juniper?

    To grow plant through seeds consider the following points 1. To grow the plant in a pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in the current pot, plant it in the field. If you are planting purchased plants directly in ground follow the below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in the center and fill the pit with the same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

    What does a Juniper plant look like?

    Junipers vary in size and shape from tall trees, 20–40 m (66–131 ft) tall, to columnar or low-spreading shrubs with long, trailing branches. They are evergreen with needle-like leaves.

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