Junipers come in many different shapes and sizes. Our favorite varieties make for excellent ground covers. Their foliage has a lovely blue/gray hue that contrasts nicely with other plantings. These junipers do not grow tall, but they grow wide, making them the perfect plant to cover large areas needing a little dressing up. Juniper ground covers are tough plants, tolerating drought and cold weather. They are not particular when it comes to soil, although they prefer mildly acidic soil.
Plant junipers in gardens or large areas that need coverage. Junipers like well-drained soil and do poorly if they have wet feet. Plant junipers in the early spring. Fertilize with a light fertilizer in the spring and later on in the fall. Pruning is not necessary unless the plant gets out of hand. Although these plants prefer full sun, they can also tolerate some partial shade.
Some of our favorites: Parsoni, Blue Rug, Blue Pacific
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Dense foliage, beautiful blue/grey foliage Low maintenance ground cover
Water consistently until established, them as needed
Feed in the early spring with an all-purpose fertilizer
Direct sun, can tolerate some partial sun
Varies by variety; check tag
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