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Sea Green Juniper Shrubs for Sale Online
Sea Green Juniper Shrubs are a rapidly growing evergreen but are easily maintained to keep it at the height you like. These shrubs prefer average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, and being placed in full sun. They are tolerant of a wide variety of soils, including clay, and are intolerant of wet soil They are a compact shrub with a fountain-like, arching habit. They can grow 4 to 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide. You can plant your shrub in a rock garden, as a low hedge, spreading ground cover, or as a foundation plant.
|Mature Height:||4 to 6 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Flower Color:||Non flowering|
|Foliage:||Mint Green Foliage|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||A truly deer proof shrub.|
How to Care for Sea Green Juniper
After purchasing your Sea Green Juniper Shrub, be sure to read our recommended care instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How Do I Plant My Sea Green Juniper Shrub?
First, 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. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil for Sea Green Juniper because more times than not a product will retain entirely too much moisture and cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young roots spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil, much easier than if you used the existing soil that 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. We do not recommend planting in a hole deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a starter fertilizer that provides plants with a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.
How do I water Sea Green Junipers?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Sea Green Juniper a deep watering. You mustn't rush this process. 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, and a three-gallon would be 15, and so on. Check on your plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day thereafter. We recommend using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can help aid in this process and provide plants with a good soaking. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I fertilize Sea Green Junipers?
For Sea Green Juniper to give its maximum performance, certain fertilization requirements must be met. Despite their fast growth patterns, Junipers are light feeders. Although many well-established Sea Green Juniper performs wonderfully in the garden without being fertilized, they will do even better with a regular fertilization program. Apply an early spring fertilizer with a product such as Espoma Tree-tone or Plant-tone at the recommended rate will give the plant a boost of nitrogen for healthy abundant foliage. Follow this up with an early summer application of Espoma Holly-Tone this will provide the necessary nutrients and raise the acid level in the soil that junipers favor. Sea Green Juniper generally does well in acidic soils with ph readings from 5.5 to 6.8. If the ph of your soil is not correct, it may affect the ability of your juniper to absorb the fertilizer that is applied. Proper fertilization of your Sea Green Juniper will lead to healthier and more disease-resistant plants, as well as provide you with many more enjoyable blooms.
How do I mulch Sea Green Junipers?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Sea Green Juniper with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any mulch like cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching will help keep weeds away that 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 with mulch. It is better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the Sea Green Juniper.