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Grey Owl Juniper brings a light blue color to your landscape all year long. This is a fast growing evergreen shrub, expect 1 to 2 feet per year. It is popular when used along berms or as a natural, low hedge along property lines and garden borders. It is also another low growing juniper that is popular to plant as a ground cover on slopes for erosion control.
Grey Owl Juniper is super cold and heat tolerant. It can be grown in most of the United States from grow zones 4 through 9. It is drought tolerant once established and can withstand temperatures as low as -30 degrees.
Grey Owl Juniper Plant Facts
|Botanical Name:||Juniperus virginiana ‘Grey Owl’|
|Average Height:||2 – 3 feet|
|Average Width:||5 – 6 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full to partial sun|
|Grow Zones:||4 to 9|
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9
Grey Owl Juniper Planting and Care
Grey Owl Juniper can thrive in almost any soil condition as long as they are well drained. Plant with your soil amended with a high quality top soil or compost. You want to have about half original soil you dig out with the amended soil. Dig the hole about 6 inches deeper and twice as wide as the container. Make sure the top soil line of the container is not planted below your soil line.
Grown naturally, Grey Owl can create some interesting shapes. Junipers can usually handle heavy pruning and Grey Owl is no different. Pruning can be done almost any time of the year but is best when done in early spring and late fall. Water well the first 3 to 4 weeks until established. Grey Owl Junipers are drought tolerant once established but give them a drink with extended dry spells.
Grey Owl Juniper Spacing
Plant Grey Owl Junipers about 4 feet apart on center.