Juniperus Horizontalis Blue Chip Plant (Creeping Juniper)
Generalities of the Juniperus Horizontalis Blue Chip plant:
Juniperus horizontalis or creeping juniper is a small, evergreen ground cover shrub native to North America. It has an arched, drooping posture and forms large, densely ramified spots, up to a few meters wide, with a height ranging from 15-20 cm up to 35-50 cm.
- jar 14cm, height 15/20cm
Online Sale Juniperus Horizontalis Blue Chip Plant, available in the following sizes:
- jar 14cm, height 15/20cm
Generalities of the Juniperus Horizontalis Blue Chip plant :
The foliage of the creeping juniper is of two types, generally in the form of scales, near the stems; there are also some needle-like leaves, quite pointed; the species has blue-green foliage, covered with a pruinose patina, but there are dozens of cultivars, with variegated, yellowish, light green foliage. During the winter, if the temperatures are very low, it can happen that the foliage takes on a reddish or purple color. They are dioecious plants, ie there are male junipers and female junipers; the female specimens produce small blackish berries, which contain some seeds; male specimens produce yellowish pine cones. These shrubs are widely used in gardens, but also in road beds, as they are easy to grow and withstand extreme conditions. They are also used as potted plants, and their bearing is also appreciated by bonsai lovers
Juniperus Horizontalis Blue Chip Plant Care and Cultivation :
Juniperus horizontalis plants prefer sunny positions, even if they can tolerate partial shade without problems. They do not fear the cold, even if very intense and prolonged, and can easily withstand the summer heat, the salty air of the coasts near the sea and even pollution. They can be placed without problems even in mountain environments, given their resistance to cold climates. Recently planted Juniperus horizontalis plants should be watered during the hot season, whenever the soil dries up excessively, especially in the event of prolonged drought; the now stabilized creeping juniper plants, planted for some years, do not need watering, although it may be necessary to provide water during the hottest months of the year. At the end of winter, bury a good quantity of manure or slow release granular fertilizer for green plants at the foot of the shrub. Creeping juniper plants prefer loose and soft soils, very well drained. Junipers are very rustic shrubs, which are able to develop even in extreme conditions, in poor and stony soils; for this reason they are often used to consolidate embankments along roadsides. When planting Juniperus horizontalis plants it is good to prepare a mixture of peat, pumice and organic substance, in order to create the best possible substratei.