The Juniper, or Juniperus spp., might be one of the hardiest and easiest to manage shrubs in Southwest Florida. A favorite among landscapers, the Juniper can be commonly found in various landscaping projects in Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, and Naples. A highly sought-after shrub, this juniper will add a uniform, yet unique touch to your yard.
Growing no higher than 2-3 feet tall and having a slower growth rate, the Juniper gives you that “from up North” feeling of comfort. It even has that pine tree scent you yearn for around the holiday season but the Juniper grows year round! The light greenish blue hue of the awl-shaped leaves is maintained all year and the leaves are soft to the touch.
The Juniper will do well in just about any soil conditions you can throw at it. It does well in garden beds, rock beds, and is highly drought tolerant. Just make sure that the soil drains well, as with most other plants. It also prefers to soak up the sun so make sure it is planted in a location where it can get up to 8 hours of sunlight. Live in a coastal area? Don’t worry, this juniper is also salt tolerant.
Perfect for ground cover, the Juniper can be mass planted to cover as much ground as you want. Also, if you need a particular area of your yard’s soil to keep from eroding, this juniper will provide excellent erosion control. Additionally, this juniper is highly resistant to pests and deer.
Although this is a slow growing shrub, if you wish to trim it, we recommend clipping the stems rather than cutting across the leaves.
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