Juniper (Juniperus)

Latin Name Pronunciation: Jun'ih-pur

A great number of varieties are available, selected for unusual form, color, or texture, and are useful as specimen trees, in hedges, or as ground covers.

Light/Soil: Grow these evergreens in full sun. They thrive in moist, well-drained soil but are tolerant of a variety of soils.

Fertilizer: In early spring beginning the second year after planting, apply a light but even coverage of a granular fertilizer for acid-loving plants.

Pests/Diseases: Junipers are generally pest and disease-free but occasionally Juniper blight and spider mites can be problems.