Why Buy Juniper Bushes Online?
Junipers are coniferous shrubs in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae. Roughly 50 and 70 species of junipers exist all over the world. Junipers range from tall trees to low growing ground cover shrubs. These are evergreen bushes with needle-like leaves and come in several different shades of green and blue. Most species pollinate from early winter until late spring. Sometimes these plants can also be called “cedar”.
The plants produce berries that are very fragrant and what most people will recognize as a juniper smell. Juniper berries are the spice that is used to make gin. The berries are also used to make essential oils, medicine, and herbal uses.
The plants are low maintenance and great for wildlife including birds. Junipers are very commonly used in parks and commercial spaces as ornamental plants with year round interest. Advanced gardeners often grow these as a bonsai as well.
The Best Way To Use Juniper
Juniper are winter hardy to growing zones 3 to 9 and can be found in most places throughout the world. The shrubs we offer can grow from 6 inches to 12 feet tall depending on the plant. The growth habits range from mounded to a ground cover. The plants can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but it needs to be well drained. Plant in a location that receives full sunlight. These plants are fantastic as ground covers, in garden planters, mass plantings, privacy hedges, borders and ornamental plants. The wide range of plants available make this a great plant for almost any garden.
Evergreen with fragrant berries
Ornamental plants fantastic for several uses
6 inches to 12 feet tall
Growing zones 3 to 9
Juniper Companion Plants
Plants that go well with juniper shrubs are bushes, perennials, groundcovers, annuals and grasses that have similar growing requirements of full sunlight and well draining soil. Soem of our favorite plants to grow with junipers are rose of sharon, ornamental grasses, abelias and coneflowers.