When should junipers be pruned?

Asked by Consuelo Karn on October 29, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping

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Answer: The best time to prune junipers is late winter and early spring just before growth begins. However, because junipers areusually very vigorous, they can be pruned almost any time. You can prune them now with little harmful effect on the tree.

When should you trim juniper bushes? Prune evergreen shrubs, such as juniper and yew, in late March or early April before new growth begins. Light pruning may also be done in late June or early July. Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs in the fall. Fall pruned evergreens are more susceptible to winterinjury.

Why are the tips of my junipers turning brown? A Blight on the JuniperJunipers are susceptible to twig and tip blights that cause the younger needles to turn brown and fall from the branches. Tips of the branches turn pale then red-brown before turning brown and falling from the shrub. Prune out the_diseased branches, making pruning cuts into healthy wood.

How do you care for a juniper ground cover? Junipers withstand hot, dry situations in the landscape. Growing creeping juniper: Plant junipers in full sun in well-drained, dry soil. They are tolerant of heavy andslightly alkaline soil. Fertilize in early spring with a well-balanced, complete fertilizer.