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Juniperus communis ‘Hornibrookii’

Juniper

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen-grey shades

Description

Juniperus communis ‘Hornibrookii’ (Juniper). This is a carpeting conifer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Conifer

Origin

Britain, Norway

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rust and scale insects can be a problem.

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