Top Questions About Creeping Junipers

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Questions About Creeping Junipers

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 22, 2014

Q. Creeping Junipers

What is the pH on the creeping junipers? The creeping junipers die. Can you help me? Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 22, 2014
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These plants are usually tolerant of many different soil types, provided they drain well, and enjoy a soil pH anywhere between 4.5 to 8.5. For more information on growing these plants, the following article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/juniper/growing-creeping-junipers.htm

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Asked by
bobbieshops200 on
March 20, 2015

Q. juniper groundcovers

How can I rejuvenate 12 yr old juniper groundcovers that are very matted and seem to be dying back? These groundcovers do not seem to be very healthy and are matted down/together so I cannot get to the soil underneath. Some appear to be dead, others to be heading in that direction. If I have to remove, what is best way to do that?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 20, 2015
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I would cut back any dead plant material. Inspect your plant for any possible infestation. Sometimes just an overdue pruning may rejuvenate your shrubs.
If you decide to remove and start over, make sure you remove all old roots and plants before replanting your area.

Here is a link to proper care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/juniper/growing-creeping-junipers.htm

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Asked by
Seam26 on
June 18, 2015

Q. Can cuttings from creeping juniper be transplanted?

The juniper we have is growing very well in the back of our house. Is there a way to take cuttings from the original plant and start new ones?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 19, 2015
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Asked by
esniven on
April 6, 2016

Q. creeping junipers

My junipers have leaves only on the ends of the branches, the center is bare. They are located under the eaves of the house and get the drips from the roof. We have had a lot of rain lately and I wondered if they are getting too much water. Once they dry out, will the leaves come back on the branches?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 7, 2016
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The poor growth is likely due to too much water and not enough sunlight.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/juniper/growing-creeping-junipers.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 20, 2016

Q. What should I do about my juniper shrubs?

I have several Sea Green juniper shrubs that I use as ground cover to stabilize a steep hill. They’ve been there since 1999. They have now turned a pale yellow, looking like they are possibly dying (almost like they got winter burn). There are still some green limbs – maybe about half of the four shrubs have been affected. Do I need to cut them down and replant or is there something else I should try?

Answered by
JeffreyGardener on
April 20, 2016
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It could be a nematode infestation or a nutrient deficiency in the soil, but, without seeing the shrubs and their placement in relationship to each other, it's hard to tell what the cause may be. If the shrubs are valuable to you, you may want to get a complete soil test done. You can contact your local cooperative extension for information on where you can get this done.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 26, 2016

Q. killing weeds

How can I kill weeds without killing creeping juniper? We have a hillside with creeping juniper and the weeds are getting out of control. Is there a weed killer that we can use that won’t kill the creeping juniper?

Answered by
roseman on
June 26, 2016
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I have taken some weed killer that I have mixed up and poured it into a plastic painting bucket, then using an approximately 2 inch paint brush, I paint it on the weeds leaves. It is a painstaking venture to be sure, however I get the weed killer where I want it without taking out or causing harm to my other plantings if the weeds get ahead of me.

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Asked by
Jonkanue on
April 15, 2017

Q. Creeping Junipers

Can Miracle Grow be used to fertilize creeping junipers?

Answered by
Alisma on
April 16, 2017
Certified Expert
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Evergreens like creeping junipers often don't need fertilizer, unless they appear to have a nutrient deficiency. Here is some information on fertilizing evergreens:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/fertilizing-evergreens-conifers/

There are different formulations of Miracle Grow, so it's best to look at the fertilizer analysis numbers on the bag and match them to the advice in the above article. This article explains how to read the fertilizer anaysis numbers:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/fertilizer-numbers-npk.htm

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