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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Silverduck, Sep 19, 2009.
Do any of you know how far apart do I need to plant Junnipers? Thanks
Which kind of junipers? Think of the biggest ones you've seen, and go with the distance between them that seems logical. That's what I would do, not having any more info.
It depends on the type. Some are tall and narrow and be a mere few feet apart. Others grow bushy and probably need more like 10-15 ft apart.
We have many native junipers here that get to be 10-15 ft tall AND wide. While, many residents plant the tall narrow junipers as view blockers (2-3 ft apart).
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Thanks, will check it out. The junnipers are the kind that grows close to the ground and spread. I think they are called Pacific. It is to cover a hillside. Thanks
From what I read on Blue Pacific Junipers, the spacing would be ~24" apart. However, they grow to about 4-6 feet across, so you could go a little further apart as well.
Quote:those are great for erosion control
Spacing for Pacific shore juniper (Juniperus conferta 'Pacifica') depends on how much money you have, how fast you need total coverage, and how many holes you wanna dig.
Commercial specifications are 3' on center, staggered rows horizontal to the slope. This allows the plant to fill in economically without having years of weed control while it grows thick enough to block many (never all) competing weeds.
Full sun is essential to keep any juniperus species happy. Soil richness is not necessary, however, waterlogged soils will kill them fast. When digging holes, only go as deep as the plant in the pot, and at least twice as wide all sides, breaking up the soil so the roots can spread.
Mulch area well with aged wood chips 2-3 inches deep (aged 6 months or more) or 4 - 5 inches pine straw. If a large hill, spray weed control is used, but I prefer hand weeding on small areas.
If erosion is really a problem while things are getting established, look up erosion control things - temporary ridges of material horizontal to the slope.
Only use a light application of fertilizer after growth is established.