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Green Mound Juniper
Green Mound Juniper



 
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VERY POPULAR GROUNDCOVER & BONSAI JUNIPER SELECTION !!!

*Availability Status: In stock & available for shipment after 9/20/14
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 3"-4" tall / 6"- 8" wide

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii


Our Price : $5.50

Product Code: JUNGRM1

PLANT DESCRIPTIONS & FACTS
 
Juniperus procumbens nana - aka 'Greenmound Juniper'


Overall Description
Very short growing, prostrate, mat forming ground cover. Beautiful bright green foliage, with just a hint of blue, that is very rigid and stiff, making this plant an excellent bonsai candidate. Excellent choice for an evergreen groundcover or for fill in areas where anything with height is not an option. Moderate growth rate, good drought tolerance.
Spacing for 100% ground coverage is recommended at 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart, but can vary depending upon the particular location & situation. Planting too closely together will result in faster ground coverage, but many times will present serious overcrowding & die back issues as the plants mature.
This variety, sometimes referred to as Green Mound Juniper, shows very nice color year round. Very minimal bronzing or discoloration at all in cold weather. East to grow, and easy to maintain.


Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: 6-8 inches


Mature Width: 4-6 ft

Growth rate: Moderate ( 4"-8" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones
:
3-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

Sun Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade - grows slightly slower in shady areas

Soil Preference:
Average to slightly acidic, sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended when young.

Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen -
medium green foliage is very stiff, rigid, and rather prickly......which is pretty typical of most Juniper varieties. Plant responds very well to trimming & training....which helps to make it a very attractive choice for bonsai & topiary projects. Very little, if any winter discoloration noted here in East TN.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - Cones are seldom seen on cultivated specimens, but in its native state cones have been observed - approximately 1/3" across containing three individual seeds.

Diseases / Insects:
Phomopsis can be a problem...especially if kept in very moist conditions for extended periods of time.


Recommended Spacing:
2 1/2 - 3 feet for most typical groundcover applications, but can vary slightly depending on exact location, sun exposure, and soil composition.


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 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.

Additional Features & Characteristics:

Drought Tolerant: This variety has shown itself to have exceptional drought tolerance, and a fairly low water requirement once established.



Popular Bonsai Choice: Procumbens Nana ( Greenmound Juniper ) is most likely the #1 choice for most bonsai beginners. Extremely popular bonsai subject - and has been for many, many years.