Juniper Plants for the Southwest

Juniper plants are easy growing evergreen plants and or trees.  They are drought tolerant and mainly used for groundcover or ornamental landscaping decoration.  They are hardy to about -20 degrees F.  but are susceptible to spider mites in the southwest. Juniper plants are excellent for evergreen interests.

Spartan JunipersSpartan Juniper Tree (Juniperus chinensis) Evergreen ornamental tree likes full sun and is drought tolerant once established.

This conifer grows to about 15ft. tall and 5ft wide. Does well in large containers, perfect for that grand indoor entrance. Will do great in the desert southwest. It can also be planted outdoors in full sun. They do require lots of water when first planted.

Perfect for a front entrance.  They do well in containers providing you water fertilize more often. The photo to the left are pruned to give them the spiral effect.

 

Juniper Plants for the Southwest

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Moore Dense JuniperThe Moor-dense juniper.  This Juniper Grows about 2ft tall and 6ft. wide. Bright evergreen foliage. You can use this juniper in rock gardens and xeriscaping settings.

It is drought tolerant once established. It does well in the desert southwest. If you have erosion control problems then this is the shrub to use.

 

 

 

 

LANDSCAPING WITH JUNIPER PLANTS

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dwarf-japanese-juniperDwarf Japanese Juniper (Juniperus procumbens `Nana`) If you are looking for low evergreen ground cover this is it. Grows about 1-2 ft. tall and spreads over 6ft. wide.

Easy care evergreen groundcover.  Use them for soil erosion or to add spacing between taller shrubs.

 

 

 

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prince-whales-juniperPrince Whales Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis ) This evergreen juniper is evergreen and it turns a purplish color during the winter months providing your landscape with more color.

It grows to about 1 ft. tall and 10′ wide yes that is feet wide.