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Juniper - Parsoni / Size 2
Juniperus davurica Expansa Parsoni

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: JUNPAR2

Juniperus davurica 'Expansa Parsoni'

Overall Description

An extremely tough, hardy juniper variety. One of the hardiest junipers in existence - has excellent heat resistance, and even does well in fair amounts of shade. Very adaptable plant, but especially well suited for the harsh, high humidity of the southeastern U.S. This variety holds good sage green color extremely well all year long, with virtually NO change at all in colder weather. Mature specimens known to produce a decent amount of juniper berries, which are used by birds & other forms of wildlife.

Uses include accent plantings, lower growing / groundcover type plantings along rocky banks under taller trees, or as border groundcover along walkways & fence areas. Also works very well as a foreground planting if you're looking for an extremely low maintenance low growing evergreen. Introduced in 1862 from Japan by Parsons Nursery in NY.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 2 - 3 ft

--Mature Width : 5 - 7 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Growth rate, and foliage density will both suffer slightly when planted in shady locations.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Foliage color is dark sage green with a hint of blue - remains virtually unchanged all winter long. Texture is heavy, with very rigid branches bearing very stiff, rigid, and prickly foliage.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Round cones usually seen on mature specimens ( 2 yrs & up ). Cones are purplish brown, and about 1/4" in diameter.

--Diseases / Insects :
Rather trouble free juniper variety - however both Phomopsis & Kabatina lights have been observed on specimens if planted in soil with inadequate drainage, or if kept in overly wet conditions for extended periods of time. Very, very tough juniper with few, if any, problems to speak of at all.

--Recommended Spacing :
No specific spacing recommendations - will depend upon particular use intended. For foreground planting, or in areas where pretty much complete ground coverage is desired, a spacing of 3 - 3 1/2 ft apart would be best.

--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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