Juniper: Green Sargent Latin Name: juniperus chinensis var. sargentii ‘Viridis’
The Basics This fast-growing evergreen has rich emerald-green foliage. Its heavily branched, low-spreading growth habit with dense coverage makes it one of the best low-growing junipers for grouping on banks and mass planting. It grows 2-3 feet in height(5-6 feet wide). Best performs as groundcover and erosion control.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-9
The Care This easy-to-grow evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning to desired shape is recommended only at early stages of growth to encourage branching. Pruning older branches may not encourage new growth.