Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
Hand-picked at our greenhouse
Shipped to your door
Arrives as young plant
Low-growing juniper with cool blue evergreen foliage
Intriguing moss-like texture
Very low maintenance
Naturally low-spreading habit is ideal for ground cover or edging
Brings year-round beauty to the landscape or garden
DetailsBotanical name: Juniperus chinensis Common name: Juniper Patient: P31,704 Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Height x width: 2-4' tall x wide Flower color: Evergreen, does not flower Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Bloom time: Evergreen Features: Heat tolerant, ground covers, evergreens, dry soils, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Avoid wet sites; tolerates drought once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Water: low to average Space: 4' apart. Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; Avoid extreme dry soil in autumn, which can cause the evergreen foliage to dry out in winter. Maintenance: No pruning is required.
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.