How do you take care of a juniper?

Asked by Daniel Kahalehoe on September 16, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping

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Plant juniper shrubs in alocation with full sun or light shade. When they get too much shade, the branches spread apart in an effort to let more sunlight in, and the damage to their shape can't be repaired. Junipers grow in any type of soil as long as it is well-drained.

How tall do spiral junipers get? Planting & GrowingBlue Point Spiral Juniper will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with aspread of 4 feet.

Are juniper berries safe to eat? Certain varieties of juniper berry contain safe, low amounts of Thujone, while other varieties contain high levels and can make you very sick. The common juniper, Juniperus communis, is the variety most often used to make gin, medicines and food dishes, asit is considered safe for human consumption.

Why are my junipers dying? Twigs and branches dying back could indicate juniper tip blight. Entire branches dying back especially on larger shrubs or juniper trees may be due to twig blight. This is caused by cankers. This disease can also cause foliage on infected branches to turn yellow orbrown and wilt.

How do you save a juniper tree? How to Revive a_Juniper

  1. Wait to prune your juniper until after its new growth emerges in early spring.
  2. Examine your juniper, and remove each branch that is dead from its tip to its base.
  3. Cut back overlong branches and those that look unattractive or are partially dead.