Juniper - Andorra Compacta / Size 1
Andorra Compacta Juniper ( Juniperus )

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 4" - 6" tall / 6" - 8" wide -- Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $6.50

Product Code: JUNAND1

Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta'
Andorra Compacta Juniper

Overall Description

Andorra Compacta is a very hardy, useful juniper that can be used as a low growing foundation planting, groundcover, or even low height accents around larger taller plantings. Foliage is dense, bright green, and is arranged at a 45 degree angle from the bottom & center of the plant. Very versatile....and very hardy, and undemanding.

This juniper variety also has good winter color interest, with the bulk of the outer foliage displaying an interesting purplish bronze coloration. Winter coloration dissipates, and returns to the normal green color as temperatures moderate in spring.

Andorra Compacta requires no shearing to maintain its nice, neat shape - however an annual light pruning around the edges of this plant will help to ensure that the center of the plant remains at its fullest.......especially in warmer climates.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 12" - 20"

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft ( occasionally seen up to 6 ft wide, but not as common )

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 4" - 6" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - full sun for best color display

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained, but will adapt to a wide variety of acidic soil bases

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - typical juniper type foliage is a beautiful bright green color throughout the growing season. Takes on an attractive purplish bronze color on outermost exposed foliage during colder winter months.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention - seldom seen on this particular variety.

--Diseases / Insects :
Occasional bagworm possible, otherwise can be prone to typical juniper blights if kept in excessively wet, or poorly drained locations for extended period of time.

--Recommended Spacing :
Depends on usage intended. For groundcover use, 24" - 28" apart. For accents, or any use where a gap / break between individual plants is desired, widen spacing to approx 4 - 5 ft apart.

--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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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