Grey Guardian Juniper
Juniperus virginiana 'Greguard'
Grey Guardian Juniper flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3
Brand: Garden Debut
An excellent low spreading shrub, producing beautiful greyish-blue, fine-textured foliage on a low, spreading habit of growth; very adaptable but needs full sun
Grey Guardian Juniper has attractive silvery blue foliage with hints of gray. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
Grey Guardian Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Grey Guardian Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Grey Guardian Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.
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