Planting Junnipers

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Silverduck, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Silverduck

    Silverduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do any of you know how far apart do I need to plant Junnipers? Thanks
     
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    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.
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    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).
     
  4. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Arrr! Ye might be wanting to check out thee BYC sister site, The Easy Garden.

    There be a link to it at thee bottom of the page.
     
  5. Silverduck

    Silverduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    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. [​IMG]
     
  7. Silverduck

    Silverduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  8. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:those are great for erosion control
     
  9. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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