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Blue Sargent Juniper Shrubs for Sale Online
Blue Sargent Juniper or Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Sargent' is low maintenance evergreen shrubs that make excellent groundcover due to their dense habit of growth. It is an excellent ground cover base plant that helps control erosion in your landscape. Prune the branches when they are young to encourage new growth and dense foliage display. Its blue-green conifer blooms are prized for their mass appeal.
Blue Sargent Juniper Shrubs commonly called Chinese juniper is a dioecious evergreen conifer that is native to China, Japan, Mongolia and the Himalayas. It is often seen in the wild as a conical tree to 50’ tall and 20’ wide, but also appears in much shorter shrubby or spreading forms. Foliage is green-blue. Brown bark on mature stems peels in strips. Although species plants are rarely sold in commerce, a large number of cultivated varieties ranging in size from large trees to large/small shrubs to low-growing groundcovers have become popular ornamental landscape plants. Chinese juniper leaves come in two types: scale-like (adult) and awl/needle-like (juvenile). Cones (pollen and seed-bearing) appear on different plants. Male plants produce catkin-like pollen cones. Female plants produce fleshy, berry-like, whitish-blue seed cones that usually acquire violet-brown tones as they mature over two years. Var. sargentii, commonly called Sargent juniper, is native to the Kurile Islands, Northern Japan, and northeastern China. It is a creeping shrub that typically grows to 1-2’ tall and spreads to 8-10’ wide. Erect stems grow from prostrate branches. Aromatic, scale-like (adult), blue-green leaves, and needle-like (juvenile) young leaves in whorls of three. Pollinated female plants produce fleshy seed cones (bluish-black berries). Synonymous with Juniperus sargentii.
|Mature Height:||2 to 2.5 Feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 Feet|
|Habit:||Densely branched, groundcover|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late spring to maintain shape|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass. Great for hillside plantings and erosion control. Salt Spray Tolerant|
How to Care for Blue Sargent Juniper
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Blue Sargent Juniper Shrub 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 Blue Sargent 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.