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Asked by
rprice1483 on
July 22, 2019
The Villages, FL.

Q. How far apart do I plant Juniper (conferta)

New garden, full sun, front of house, would like to form a blanket in a 9’x20′
space. purchased 30 potted plants.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 23, 2019
Certified Expert
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Space ground cover varieties at least 5 to 6 feet apart. Hedge cultivars should be spaced 2 to 4 feet apart depending on the desired appearance.
Give at least 3 feet from the structure; 6 to 8 feet wide is their maturity.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 27, 2019

Q. Watering Juniper & trim.

Juniper is over growing driveway. I want to trim just the new growth. It is also hot. Before I trim should I water and how long after watering can I trim. Since it is hot should I water and/or trim in the morning.

You can post answer here and would appreciate an email as well so I don’t miss guidance.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 28, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

You can trim it up right at the edge of where you do not want it. Other than that I don't recommend trimming much. You can water after, but they will usually live just fine without supplemental water unless it is very dry.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/juniper/growing-creeping-junipers.htm

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Anonymous on
September 7, 2019

Q. My large mature California Juniper’s (not 100% sure thats the name of the tree) leaves are turning brown but still green at the

very ends of the branches. It hasn’t been getting much water for the past 2 months as I have been gone and the sprinklers stopped working. I want to save it but don’t want to give it too much water. Please help with any suggestions

Thanks

John

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 8, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

From the photo and your description, it appears to be a water deficit (drought stress) issue that is causing the die-back. Watering is the only thing that will save it. Water not just at the base of the tree but the entire root zone, which can extend as far as the foliar canopy and more. Don't worry about watering too much for a short term effort to revive the tree. Long term, over the winter and next year, avoid excessive water. But also avoid drought stress; you can deep water once a month in addition to what your irrigation system has been providing.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pine/pine-tree-browning.htm

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Asked by
Mamaclara on
September 11, 2019
97523

Q. What can i replace juniper shrubs with?

I have a horseshoe driveway. In the middle are juniper shrubs. It sits on a slant above the storm drain. It is very ugly. The roots are growing out of control. Help..

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 11, 2019
Certified Expert
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That is completely up to you! If you choose another evergreen conifer type, you probably won't have to amend the soil.

If you choose something that is deciduous, or cannot handle the acidity of the soil then you will want to amend it before planting.

Your local extension service can help you find out what is the condition of your soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

Here are some articles that will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-importance-of-soil-for-an-organic-garden.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/removing-existing-plants.htm

Since your location is within zones 7, 8, AND 9 I will recommend plants for these zones: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-7/planting-gardens-in-zone-7.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/zone-8-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-9-10-11/zone-9-perennial-plants.htm

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Asked by
donnabeatty on
September 30, 2019
Ridge NY

Q. junipers are brown inside

I bought 2 junipers from Lowe’s about a month ago. when I removed the tag from one I noticed it was all brown under it. now it is pretty much throughout he entire inside and I looked at the other same thing there. What can I do aside from returning these as I am going to. Thank you!

Answered by
MichiganDot on
October 1, 2019
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Shubs, including evergreens, drop their leaves is sunlight doesn't reach the leaves. The use of hedge shears to prune contributes to the problem. Tip cuts lead to a profusion of new growth at the shrub's outside edge. This creates a dense, sun-blocking exterior. While hedge shears save time, the shrub must be hand pruned each year. Cut a stem back to where it meets a branch. Prune out enough so that sunlight penetrates the interior. Unfortunately, juniper will not grow new leaves/needles on bare wood. It can still look good from the outside. Use the search feature on this website to find information on how to prune the particular type of juniper you own.

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Asked by
antony on
October 8, 2019
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Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 9, 2019
Certified Expert
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Although I wouldn't know from personal experience, since we don't have them here in the US, but there are several sources that state these will leave Junipers alone.

If they are anything like our deer here, that won't mean much. Our deer will eat anything, even if it is labeled as deer resistant. Your wallaby population may be the same way. Most sources say that there is nothing to worry about with Junipers, though.

This article can help in the meantime: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/keeping-wallabies-out-of-gardens.htm

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