Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl'
Juniperus can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs or trees with aromatic, scale-like or sharply pointed awl-shaped leaves, and small globose fruits. This genus has 53 species and occupies a huge ecological and geographical range across the northern hemisphere. Junipers are found in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, Central America, W India, the Canary Islands, and from sub-Arctic tundra, in the north to semi-desert in the tropics, reaching the limits of most higher plants of many alpine mountains.
Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl’ is a vigorous evergreen prostrate juniper making a medium-sized shrub with a spreading habit and arching main branches bearing bright blue-grey. Scale-like foliage and purplish fruits. A beautiful juniper that can be pruned back when needed. Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery.
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Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Blue - grey needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 2.5m.
Ultimate Spread: 1.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.