Evergreen Juniper - growing without watering in light gardens
The evergreen juniper, Juniperus communis Green Carpet, grows flat over the ground like a small carpet. It is a handsome conifer, coniferous, with bold, light-green, light-porous flowers that have an aromatic scent and turn dark green in winter. Thicker stems of the low-growing juniper have brown bark. Creeping juniper comes to us from the USA and Canada, where it grows on rocky debris, on slopes, in prairies, on gravelly riverbeds or in sandy dunes. Therefore, this modest juniper (cypress family) tolerates very strong heat as well as cold temperatures down to minus 30 degrees Celsius. Junipers are hardy and absolutely easy to care for. Creeping juniper only needs a sunny spot or partial shade with plenty of light for a few hours. The evergreen juniper tolerates any type of soil, but thrives particularly well where the soil is sandy, gravelly or loamy. For heather or rock gardens, light or dry gardens, Juniperus is a happy choice, also for the company, play or city garden. The robust creeping juniper can be planted all year round.
Don't water Juniperus communis Green Carpet
A great advantage of the Juniperus communis Green Carpet in the garden is that it only needs to be watered when it is very young or freshly planted. It will soon develop a deep root and then manage on its own, unless it gets extremely hot or dry. If you keep the evergreen juniper in a pot, water and water it sometimes and then let it dry out completely. Juniper drowns everything, even exhaust fumes, but not stagnation. In the garden it does not need fertiliser; unless the soil is very poor in nutrients, fertilise in spring or autumn with a little compost; juniper or very little fir fertiliser is also possible; or a little Epsom salt, because it consumes magnesium.
Juniper needs fertiliser.
Creeping Juniper in the Garden, Takes the Jäning Out of You
Creeping juniper is an effective ground cover, it grows densely and no taller than 20cm. For an area planted with evergreen juniper, plant 12 plants per square metre. It rarely needs to be pruned, junipers grow slowly. In borders, gravel beds or paths, creeping juniper pleases the eye with its fresh green in every season, on the patio and balcony it gracefully descends from pots or flowerbeds, and it looks down boldly on walls. Juniper is particularly lovely when combined with these 2 red heather plants, Japanese Lavender Heath Forest Flame and Heath-Carnation or with this attractive purple groundcover Beardflower-Kew-Blue Buying junipers means enhancing the garden, without any work for you!
For wide areas and as a border planting, the evergreen creeping juniper is the best decision you can make for your garden. When Juniperus comm. Green Carpet sprouts, light green shoots form at the tips, which then darken over time. Use the evergreen creeping juniper for planting in groups or as ground cover. It does best in a light to semi-shady position. On large areas it forms an evergreen carpet that grows and flowers all year round. The ground cover is frost hardy and grows up to 20cm high. You will hardly have any trouble cutting it back.
Buy Junipernus communis Green Carpet - evergreen creeping juniper
For one square metre you need about 12 plants
The plants of the evergreen creeping juniper are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round.