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Blue Pacific Juniper


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Product Code: JUNPAC1

Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'

Overall Description

Low trailing habit and ocean blue-green foliage color that keeps good color year round. Ground cover type juniper used in foundation plantings, around tall shrubs and trees - looks especially lovely draped over retaining walls & crawling over raised beds, etc. With maturity, it provides a very effective, solid "carpet" of wonderful blue / green groundcover. Very hardy, and a very, very popular choice in landscapes across the country - might very well be the most widely used juniper for groundcover applications.

Typical spacing for good, solid groundcover will be between 2 1/2 - 3 feet, but will vary slightly due to exact planting location, and area of the country. Spacing closer than 2 1/2 feet is generally NOT recommended, and will usually result in overcrowding issues as the plants mature.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 10 - 12 inches

--Mature Width : 5 - 6 ft

--Growth rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to light shade - adapts to a wide range of conditions. Growth rate will be slightly slower in shadier spots.

--Soil Preference :
Will adapt to virtually any soil that has adequate drainage - does not like wet, swampy conditions. Has also shown to adapt well to rocky soils & banks.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - very attractive blue / green foliage is very needle like, but rather soft for a needle like variety........surprisingly soft to the touch. Color is absolutely wonderful, and very consistent year round - little, if any, winter discoloration at all!!

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - 1/2" to 3/4" in size, and start out as a bluish white color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for typical groundcover plantings

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of our evergreen species. However, either water soluble (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

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