Moonglow Juniper Trees
Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'
|3 Gal (3-4 Ft)||$56.95|
|5 Gal (4-5 Ft)||$74.95|
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Espoma Soil Acidifier||$16.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|Mature Height:||12 to 20 Feet|
|Mature Width:||5 to 10 Feet|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
Moonglow Juniper Trees for Sale Online
The Moonglow Juniper tree has lovely silvery-blue foliage that is very hardy. This robust plant is easy to grow and has a compact-branching habit. The bluish color is so intense it almost glows. Perfect for using as an Evergreen Privacy Screen or Buffer Hedge in dry areas of the garden.
Highlights of the Moonglow Juniper Tree:
- Attractive landscape accent with stunning silvery blue foliage
- Reliable tree for large-scale screening hedges and windbreaks
- Low-maintenance, deer resistant and drought tolerant
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Growing Moonglow Juniper in the Landscape
Juniperus scopulorum Moonglow is an underused pyramidal shaped tree. It is a slow-growing evergreen that maintains a slender width while growing to an average height of 12 to 15 feet tall. Due to its compact branching habit, it tends not to be bothered by heavy snow loads. If you live in a region of North America where snow tends to stick to the trees, we suggest this tree as a privacy tree. Moonglows junipers fit well in smaller areas of the landscape and grow well surrounded by smaller shrubs due to its non-aggressive root system. The tight short branches produce deep blue-green foliage color that is deer-resistant, and suitable for locations that may experience drought conditions, such as the southwest. Moonglow Juniper is sometimes referred to as the Rocky Mountain Juniper. You'll find this versatile plant adapts to about any hardiness zone. The Rocky Mountain Juniper is a North American native tree and can be found growing throughout the country.
Follow these guidelines for the best results.
HOW TO PLANT MOONGLOW JUNIPER TREES
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Moonglow Juniper plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Moonglow Juniper to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.
HOW TO FERTILIZE MOONGLOW JUNIPER TREES
Upright junipers such as Moonglow Juniper grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as espoma Tree-tone or Holly tone to provide the extra acid that junipers crave. Fertilize Moonglow Juniper again in late summer to mid-fall. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with Junipers. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Moonglow Juniper, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. Don't fertilize Moonglow Juniper after August. Fall is the time for junipers to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, a late May application and another in July would be about right. More northern areas may wish to fertilize only once in June or July with fast release fertilizer. The amount of chemical fertilizer used per plant will vary with the size of the plant and it's root system. (Use less fertilizer for junipers in a container.)
HOW TO WATER MOONGLOW JUNIPER TREES
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Moonglow Juniper a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
HOW TO MULCH MOONGLOW JUNIPER TREES
We highly recommend that you mulch your Moonglow Juniper with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.