Andora juniper

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Southland, Jan 27, 2001.

  1. Southland

    Southland LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for a little advice on planting Andora junipers. I have a 130' by 8' banked area to plant for a customer who wants a ground cover to grow approx. 1' to 2' tall. I am considering using Andora Compacta juniper, but my concern is the location. The area is heavily shaded and only sees the sun briefly during the midday. I have always had good results using this juniper, but never in this application. I guess what I'm asking is will this juniper survive with this much shade?

    Thanks,

    Southland
     
  2. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    Have you asked Mr. Latimore at the extension office?
     
  3. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    Pick another juniper, they won't get the right color with out sun. There is a slight problem they all do need about 4 or 5 hrs of good sun light but will do ok in the shade, have you thought about using a shade loving ground cover?
    Your plantings would look better!
     
  4. SpringValley

    SpringValley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    We have planted spreading yews in heavily shaded areas and they seem to do great. Most Andorras are full sun (8hrs/day).
     
  5. Southland

    Southland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Thanks again for the responses. I should have enough information to make an informed decision. Hope everyone has a good week.

    Thanks,
    Southland
     

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