Friday, March 28, 2014

Tolleson's Green Weeping Juniper:

            You may have never heard of this ornamental Juniper, but you can find them in the Garden Centers from time to time.

            The Tolleson's Green Weeping Juniper is not a tree per say, but more of a tree form bush. Since it only grows to 15’ it makes an interesting looking “tree’ in those smaller showplace areas.

            The evergreen foliage is blueish-green and hangs down, giving it a unique look, and a number of interesting possibilities in your landscaping.

            Pruning is simple, just cut off anything that doesn’t droop; though you can encourage more width by letting some of these horizontals grow out before they start producing branches that hang down.
 

            Being a Juniper means it is made for our area, but being a genetic anomaly makes it just a little more sensitive in its first couple years of life. So give it some good backfill soil if you are planting it in sand or gravely soil; and raise it up so half of the root ball is above the clay soil if planting on this miserable stuff, and then mound up to it with good drainable black dirt. Water well if planted in sand. Check the water needs with a rake handle if in clay; if the end is wet ,no water, moist end –maybe--, dry end--pour it on!

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