1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

name this plant....

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ajordan193, May 14, 2006.

  1. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 460

    anyone help me out with the name of this plant. Thanks in advance.


  2. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    creeping juniper??
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Looks like a sick version of a Blue Rug Juniper.
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    Shore Juniper or Blue Pacific Juniper
    Juniperus conferta
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    I would agree with Blue Pacific Juniper, especially if it has lots of brown tips this spring.
  6. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Why, you may ask??

    They're prickly, impossible to weed, and die off for no good reason; leaving lopsided, unattractive plants.

    Instead, I use microbiota decussata (Siberian false cypress) - looks like juniper, is not prickly, has a nice bronze color in winter, and is Zone 2 hardy.

    It's a slow grower, but worth the wait.
  7. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 460

    thanks for the replys. Reason i'm asking is because my customer wants to replace some that have died over the years. Thanks for all the info.

  8. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Shore Juniper

Share This Page