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Juniper - Variegated Parsoni / Size 1
Variegated Parsoni Juniper

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*Average Plant Shipping Size : 6"- 8" tall / 7" - 10" wide -- Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: JUNVAP1

Juniperus davurica 'Expansa Variegata'

Overall Description

Slow to moderate growing juniper with very dense, compact foliage. Variegation consists of a blue-green base color with a soft creamy white mixed throughout the plant. Holds its color well through winter. One of the hardiest junipers in existence - has excellent heat resistance, and even does well in fair amounts of shade. Not quite as indestructible as the standard Parsoni Juniper........but certainly not a variety that needs to be "babied", that's for sure. Very adaptable plant.

Uses include accent plantings, lower growing plantings along rocky banks, as well as foreground plantings to give a slight spark of contrast due to the variegation. Introduced in 1862 from Japan by Parsons Nursery in NY.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 4 ft

--Mature Width : 5 - 7 ft

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 3" - 6" 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 - splashed with creamy white variegation that gets more vivid & bold as the plant matures. Texture is heavy, with very rigid branches bearing very stiff, rigid, and prickly foliage.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - 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 :
2 1/2 - 3 ft apart recommended for hedge or continuous row type planting, otherwise no specific recommendations

--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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