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Juniper Grey Owl Shrubs for Sale Online
Grey Owl Juniper Shrubs are very hardy juniper plants that are capable of withstanding a variety of harsh weather conditions including Salt Spray. The foliage is dark green with a light silvery blue hues they make this shrub appear uniquely grey. The plants' unique coloring paired with its arching branches make it ideal for a wide range of yard projects.
Botanically referred to as 'Juniperus Virginiana,' the Grey Owl prefers conditions of full sun and a well draining soil blend. However, because these shrubs are so hardy, they will work to tolerate a wide range of soils. These evergreen shrubs also enjoy having their soil moist, but become drought tolerant once established.
These hardy shrubs look great when planted in mass in a border gardens, as well as in use as ground cover or hedging. The Grey Owl Junipers' gray foliage easily adds interest and intrigue to any landscape.
|2.5 to 3 Feet
|5 to 6 feet
|Evergreen ground-cover shrub
|Full sun to part shade
|Any well drained soil
|Water well until established
How to Care for Grey Owl Juniper
Follow these recommended care and planting instructions to let your Grey Owl Juniper grow happy and healthy for years to come.
How do I plant a Grey Owl Juniper?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Grey Owl Juniper plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. 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 for Grey Owl Juniper 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 Grey Owl 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.
How do I fertilize Grey Owl Junipers?
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 do I water Grey Owl Juniper Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Grey Owl 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 do I mulch Grey Owl Juniper?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Grey Owl 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 Grey Owl Juniper.