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Parson's Juniper

SKU:
JUSQPA
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SKU:
JUSQPA
Weight:
16.00 LBS
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_description-height:
3 feet
_description-width:
10 feet
_description-light:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Juniperus davurica 'Parsonii'
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Juniper
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Juniperus
Growth Rate:
Slow
Hardiness Zone:
4a
Landscape Uses:
Rock, Edging, Garden, Groundcover, Container
Mature Height:
3 feet
Mature Width:
10 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Rock, Edging, Garden, Groundcover, Container

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Product Overview

Juniperus davurica 'Parsonii'
This low-growing evergreen makes an excellent groundcover; beautiful, dense blue-green foliage; maintenance free

Parson's Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Parson's Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Features

Parson's Juniper has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Parson's Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Parson's Juniper makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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