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Sargent Green Juniper Shrubs for Sale Online
Sargent Green Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Green Sargent') is a low-maintenance evergreen shrub that makes excellent groundcover due to its dense habit of growth. Juniperus chinensis, commonly called Chinese juniper, is native to China, Japan, Mongolia, and the Himalayas. This shrub can grow up to 50 feet tall and 20 feet wide in the wild. In more urban areas, it will grow much shorter and shrubbier. Its dark green foliage is complemented by deep brown bark that peels back in stripes.
|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 Sargent Green Juniper
After purchasing your Sargent Green Juniper Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy for years to come!
How do I prune Sargent Green Juniper Shrubs?
Sargent Green Juniper is a shrub that is pruned in the late spring to maintain the shape and height of the plant. The main reason for pruning laurels such as Sargent Green Juniper is to fine-tune the plant’s definition within the landscape. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as “dieback” and allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce much more foliage. A plant may outgrow its intended size in the landscape and is cut to re-define its purpose. It is crucial to use sharp tools when pruning Sargent Green Juniper or any plant for that matter. Knives, hand cutters, saws, and shears should be sharpened if necessary before pruning any plants.
How do I fertilize Sargent Green Juniper Shrubs?
Plants such as Sargent Green Juniper grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Sargent Green Juniper favors nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization, such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. When selecting a fertilizer for your Sargent Green Juniper, if soil Ph is not an issue, a balanced fertilizer can be used, such as Tree-tone. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used. If you can find a fertilizer formulated for shrubs and trees, this fertilizer would work well on your Juniper. However, slow release is certainly not the only way to fertilize Junipers. Don't fertilize Sargent Green Juniper after August in the North. 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.
How Do I Plant My Sargent Green Juniper Shrub?
When planting your newly purchased Sargent Green Juniper, 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 locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Sargent Green 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 too deep. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I water Sargent Green Juniper Shrubs?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Sargent Green Juniper a deep watering. 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. Water your shrub using the counting method for the first few weeks. You’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’re well established. Do not water the foliage, water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.