Trees and shrubs

Juniperus: superb conifer


The juniperus is a very pretty little conifer, also known as common juniper.

Maintenance, from planting to pruning is easy and the decorative effect is guaranteed.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Juniperus
Family : Cupressaceae
Type : Conifer

Exposure : Sunny or partial shade
Ground : Well-drained, ordinary

Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : Spring

  • Health: benefits and virtues of juniper

Planting juniperus

The juniperus is ideally planted at autumn, to facilitate rooting and therefore recovery in spring.

But you can also plant in spring watering a little more at the start.

The juniperus tolerates virtually any type of soil and performs equally well in fairly humid conditions as it does in times of drought.

But he needs a well-drained land where water does not pool.

  • Follow our tips for planting a shrub.

Maintenance and pruning of the juniperus

Maintaining the juniperus is very easy because it hardly requires any care.

The size is not recommended too especially as what makes the beauty of the juniperus is its pretty port, whether columnar or spread.

If you need to prune, do it at the beginning of summer and avoid pruning too close to the trunk and prefer a lightweight size rather than a strong drawdown.

To know about the juniperus

Here is a conifer that adapts equally well to soil cultivation that at culture in tank.

Particularly appreciated for its dense foliage and its beautiful bark, the juniperus is also appreciated for its large resistance to all types of soil and to Pollution.

Counting one large number of varieties and species, these are all different shapes and foliage that are available to us for decorate a border, a rockery, cover the ground or adorn a bin on a terrace for example.

Smart tip about the juniperus

The juniperus has a slow growth, no need to use it to quickly hide yourself from prying eyes.

We can consider that this is really a purely ornamental conifer.

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