Asked by: Rosel Precedo
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th February, 2020

How much sun do juniper trees need?

Junipers grow best in full to partial sun locations with good soil drainage. They need around six hours of direct sunlight each day. Growing them in the shade causes the plants to lose their denseness by spreading out while reaching for the sunlight.

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Correspondingly, do junipers grow in shade?

Common juniper (Juniperus communis) and single seed juniper (Juniperus squamata) can tolerate partial shade even in cool-summer areas, but should never be planted in dense shade. Common juniper grows in USDA zones 4 through 8. "Green Carpet" is the traditional ground cover variety.

Furthermore, where do junipers grow best? Ground Cover Junipers - They grow up to 1 1/2 feet tall. They are good for ground cover, border edging, rock gardens, and in containers on the balcony or deck. They are often grown on hills, and other where soil erosion is a problem. Dwarf Juniper - Grows up to 4 '.

Also to know, do juniper bonsai trees need direct sunlight?

You have to grow your juniper bonsai tree where it will be receiving more than 4 hours of sunlight every day, and use a soil that tends to become dry. You need to place the tree outside, all year-round where it is under a bright spot exposed with lots of sunlight. The Juniper plants are not suitable to live indoors.

How do you take care of a juniper tree?

Water young shrubs well and mulch with pine needles or bark mulch to keep the soil evenly moist and weeds at bay. Fertilize in spring with a layer of compost and an organic plant food for evergreens. Prune junipers in spring after a spurt of new growth to shape the plant and remove dead, broken or diseased branches.

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