The Junipers

The Junipers


Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping The Junipers

There are some 70 natural species of Junipers, 13 of which are native to the United States, but there are hundreds of hybrids planted in every size and shape. Although conifers, the Junipers have scale-like leaves that are tightly held together. The foliage is most similar to the Cypresses, but the difference is that Junipers produce a fleshy berry-like cone, whereas the Cypresses makes a dry woody cone.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Throughout the south and western states where it is hot and dry, or in the north where some places are cold and drier, what to choose? The Junipers can help fill that space that is hot and dry, or, cold and dry, offering relatively fast growth for screens and windbreaks. Under these harsher conditions growth rates are slow, and the Junipers don't grow nearly as fast as the broadleafs or even the other conifers. The interesting and great feature of the Junipers, is that they are very hardy, and very hardy of the worst conditions. If you can't plant anything else, plant the Junipers!

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping In the landscape design, they can serve many different functions. Besides the evergreen component of screens and windbreaks, Junipers can be planted as accents to areas where space is limited, or where a different shape or texture is desired. Although we are only offering the six columnar types, with all of the other varieties out, there are ground covers and small shrubs, to large shrubs, and even small tree-form types. Grow them in containers, trim them into shapes and topiary, and Junipers make great bonsai plants.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping And how about blue color? There are a few columnar Junipers that can work here as well. Consider the Blue Point and Wichita Blue Junipers.

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Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Grow in almost all soils (poor, acidic, alkaline, rocky, sandy, etc.)

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Right now, we grow four varieties of Junipers -

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Eastern Red Cedar - a dense growing columnar shaped dark green small tree that grows up to 30 feet tall (and up to 10 feet wide). Great for screens, windbreaks, and specimens in Zones 2 to 10. Full sun, drought tolerant, grows in poor, sandy, or rocky soils.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Skyrocket - a fast growing very narrow blue-gray columnar shaped tree that grows up to 20 feet tall (and up to 2-3 feet wide). Great for screens, windbreaks, and specimens in Zones 2 to 10. Full sun, drought tolerant, grows in poor, sandy, or rocky soils.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Hetzi (Columnar) - a fast growing columnar shaped green small tree that grows up to 15 feet tall (and about 5 feet wide). This is the old tried-n-true species planted for many many years. Great for screens, windbreaks, and specimens in Zones 2 to 10. Full sun, drought tolerant, grows in poor, sandy, or rocky soils.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Blue Point - a fast growing cone shaped silver-blue small tree that grows up to 15 feet tall (and up to 6 feet wide). Great for screens, windbreaks, and specimens in Zones 2 to 10. Full sun, drought tolerant, grows in poor, sandy, or rocky soils.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Hollywood - a fast growing irregularly shaped columnar medium green small tree that grows up to 15 feet tall (and up to 6 feet wide). Great for specimens, topiary, and visual interest in Zones 2 to 10. Full sun, drought tolerant, grows in poor, sandy, or rocky soils.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping How to Grow Junipers - There are two keys to Juniper success, 1) full sun, and 2) limited watering. For the hotter climates, full sun is fine, and light shading is beneficial. For cooler climates, full sun is best. As far as water needs, little to no extra in the cooler climates, to some or moderate in the hotter climates is beneficial. Do not overwater, thats the biggest cause of problems for the Junipers. Other than that, they are very tolerant of virtually any soil condition, and can grow from Zones 2 to 10.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping So what is the growth rate for Junipers? Plan on one foot a year. With favorable growing conditions, then maybe 18-24 inches is possible. For an area that otherwise had no choices, this growth rate sounds relatively very good.


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