Grey Owl Juniper

Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl'

SKU
05414
A finely textured evergreen shrub with arching branches clothed in soft, silver-gray foliage. Very effective planted en masse, as a tall groundcover or low growing hedge. Benefits from some shelter from harsh afternoon sun in desert climates. Requires little maintenance. Drought tolerant when established.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us vir-jin-ee-AH-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

Easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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