Juniper - Grey Owl / Size 1
Grey Owl Juniper

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail late October 2015
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6 - 8" tall / 8" - 12" wide

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.50

Product Code: JUNOWL1

Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl'

Overall Description

A medium sized spreading juniper with large, ascending branches that droop ever so slightly - very similar growth habit to Pfitzer type junipers. Foliage color is a brilliant silvery gray. A very nice landscape plant but seldom seen because of its lack of availability. Uses include color accents, foundation plantings, and can even be trimmed / sheared for use as a tough, hardy hedge. Brilliant foliage color year round - even through the winter. First discovered in 1938 in a batch of Juniperus virginiana 'Glauca' seedlings.
Grey Owl juniper is a female clone, and is known to be very prolific producer of juniper berries & cones. Definitely one of our favorite juniper varieties - worth heavy consideration when looking for an attractive, low maintenance, hardy shrub of medium height.

Plant Facts & Specifications

-- Mature Height: 4 - 5 ft

-- Mature Width: 6 - 8 ft

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

-- Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9

-- Sun Exposure: Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Best foliage density, growth rate, and color in full sun.

-- Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Will adapt to a fairly wide range of soil types. Adequate drainage is a must though.

-- Foliage Color & Texture: Soft textured, appressed silvery blue / gray foliage is very attractive year round.

-- Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: This variety is known to be an extremely good producer of juniper berries. Mature specimens are loaded with dark bluish colored berries on a yearly basis.

-- Diseases / Insects: Rather trouble free juniper - but as with most all J. virginiana cultivars, both bagworms and cedar apple rust can occasionally occur. Inspect specimens yearly as a precaution.

-- Fertilization / Feeding:
Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone is excellent ). Other granular types with 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio is acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.

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