Juniper: Grey Owl Latin Name: juniperus virginiana ‘grey owl’
The Basics This hardy evergreen is covered with blanket-like blue-gray foliage on dense spreading branches. Its upright growth habit reaches 3 feet tall(6 feet wide). Best performs as tall groundcover, medium-sized shrub, screen, accent, and background plant.
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 low-maintenance, 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. Once mature, shearing is recommended annually to maintain desired shape.