Juniper medium – welcome “Guest” in garden sites with landscape design. A large number of varieties allows each dacket to choose the best option for designing the territory.
Juniper medium is quite commonly called Pfitzerian – in honor of one of the creators of this hybrid variety, derived in Germany. The plant is pulled up to 3 meters away, and the diameter of the crown sometimes reaches 5 meters. Branches at the middle juniper look vertically up, flexing in the opposite direction at the ends. The needles at the plant are soft and not blocked, but closer to the end of the branches are reminded by their appearance. Peltera Pfitcerian is not so diverse: most varieties are painted in a yellow or bright green shade, although there are copies and blue painting.
Gardeners believe that growing juniper medium is quite simple. It is not afraid of low temperatures or termination of irrigation, and also does not impose special requirements for the composition of the soil.
The landing of this culture in the garden area allows not only to transform the appearance of space, but also to clean the air, thanks to the phytoncides, highlighting the bush.
Overview of the best varieties
The description of the permanent juniper cannot be united, since each variety has its own specifics.
Juniper variety “Aurea” grow greatly in width – dimensions can reach about 5 meters in diameter. Big crown painted in a beautiful golden green shade. This variety develops quite slowly, and therefore is often used to design the lower level in the parks. Gardeners do not use it for individual flower beds, as the cultural growth will lead to the fact that the rest of the “inhabitants” will be simply displaced. “Aurea” is quite comfortable in the absence of nutrients in the soil or abundant irrigation, but it reacts poorly to the shadow – without sunlight juniper, the average stops in development and ill.
Juniper medium grade “King of Spring” has pretty atypical parameters, Since the height of the bush does not exceed 50 centimeters. The diameter of ptitzerian is about 2 meters, and therefore this variety is often used for registration of lawns and lushes. The needles possesses an attractive yellow-green color, which, however, disappears with insufficient lighting.
The plant of the grade “glauco” reaches a two-meter height and four-meter width. Thick crown painted in a beautiful bluish color. Such juniper looks great together with herbaceous plants, as well as being part of the Alpine Slide. Juniper loves good lighting and loose soil, not afraid of lack of watering and low temperatures.
Juniper grade “Compact” grows pretty slow. Its height reaches only one and a half meters, and the crown diameter is the usual 2 meters. The branches are slightly lifted up and covered with gray-green cheese, changing with needles on scales when moving from the trunk to the end of the twigs. The “Compact” grade positively stands out among its “relatives” the ability to develop even in the absence of sunlight.
In addition, this variety is absolutely not demanding and can grow even on poor soils.
The Blue End Gold variety has a two-color color: One of his part is painted in yellow, and the other – in blue-green. The dimensions of the bush are not too large: 1.5 meters in height and 2 meters wide. The development of juniper occurs very slowly, and per year the bush adds only a few centimeters. The basic requirements of Blue & Gold are loose soil and good lighting.
Juniper Middle Gold Coast has a bright crown, painted in a mixture of golden and green colors. Its height is quite common, and the width sometimes reaches 3 meters. Gold Coast landed either “without neighbors” or in a small group.
Mordigan Gold’s grade is a low-spirited representative of Pfitzerian, Since it does not grow above one meter. His branches are leaning towards Earth, and soft cupllies painted in a pleasant yellowish hue. Juniper Middle feels well and on poor soil, and in low-temperature zones. Nevertheless, such parameters like the ease of soil and sufficient illumination are important.
Plant Grade “Wilhelm Pfitzer” painted in a rich green shade. The plant can increase to 5 meters wide and 3 meters in height, which allows him to attribute it to tall cultures. However, the development of such a juniper is quite slow – no more than 10 centimeters are added per year.
The Gold Star variety has a very beautiful golden color, which manifests itself only on well-lit locals. The shrubs parameters are quite medium – approximately one and a half meters both in width and height. Sources include “MINT”, “Goldssen” and “Hettie”.
Landing the juniper medium can be carried out by almost any plot. The main thing is to choose a well-lit territory, as most varieties are poorly developed in the shade, as well as to take care of loose soil with sufficient aeration, because juniper suffers from too tight soil. If the existing land is not suitable for the Pfitcerian landing, then the soil is required to do from sand, peat and coniferous land. The well breaks up approximately a month before the planned landing. Dimensions are determined in such a way that the pit is 2.5 times more than the juniper rhizomes together with the earth.
Plant seedling should be young – aged not exceeding a three-year mark. Before boarding the root, soaked in a solution of manganese and transferred to the well straight together with an earthen room. Landing juniper medium need spring. Drained pits fall asleep approximately half a light soil or soil, after which seedlings are put there.
Next, the remaining space is filled with soil, irrigated and mured with sawdust or tree bark. In the first week after disembarkation, it is recommended to slightly shadow the bush.
How to care?
Middle Juniper Care is not too complicated. Irrigation can be rare, but abundant, which is perfectly answered by the automatic irrigation system. Do not water the plant in the heat, as it can even harm culture. Fertilizer’s application is carried out once a year: either in April or in the first week of May. Used in this situation, nitrogenous substances contributing to the increase in green mass. Organic fertilizers are categorically prohibited, since their use is harmful to coniferous cultures.
For mulching juniper, you can use peat, cheva or beveled grass. The procedure is carried out once a year and allows, on the one hand, slow down the evaporation of the fluid, and on the other – to suspend the appearance of weed herbs. Loose soil important is very careful not to damage the roots located close to the surface.
Sanitary trimming for juniper is required. The procedure is used to eliminate patients or dried shoots, which contributes to the improvement of shrub. Decorative design is carried out if necessary.
In the autumn, the territory next to the roots of juniper is necessarily covered with a thick layer of peat. If the shrub is still young, then it is covered with a sweetheart or retain under the snowy pillow on the frame. If the juniper grows in the sunny plot, then in winter it will be necessary to put the screen on the other side, which is brighter than all.
Pfitzerian juniper is customary to multiply with stalling. For the formation of cuttings with a bush, young twigs are cut, the length of which is 12 centimeters. They are cleared with both ends of the needles.
At least two months of cuttings should spend in a kind of greenhouse with the required substrate. A greenhouse is made from a conventional wooden box, tightened with polyethylene film, which allows you to create the required level of humidity and temperature. About venting, however, at this time you should not forget.
The root system of medium juniper is formed by about 2 months after placement in the greenhouse, And it means that seedlings can be transferred to larger containers in which they have to spend a couple of years. Only through the above period of Pfitzerian is planted into open ground.
Diseases and pests
Most often juniper medium suffers from fungal diseases. With a brown, the needles of the needles starts to crumble and changes its color to yellow. The branches can also fall asleep and curvatches or be covered with orange shades. To cure the plant, you will need to fix all damaged parts. Next, the bush is processed by fungicides, for example, borobo liquid or copper cune.
Also, this plant is often attacked by various insects: from Tlima to the tormentary cherwell.
To prevent the appearance of pests, it will be necessary to spray landing insecticides from one to three times.
Usage in landscape design
Juniper Middle Used to perform many landscape design tasks. Those varieties that have a relatively small height are selected for compact “facilities” from plants, for example, alpine slides. In addition, they look good on the flower beds, in flower beds, as well as rosarians. Suitable juniper medium and for decorating coastlines. Shrubs look good on curbs, and also become the perfect separators of individual zones – they remind the live elevation to their appearance, but smaller.
Beautifully looks like a juniper medium near compositions from high trees, for example, pines, fir or fir. It is important that the forms and colors of the crown components composition of the plant combined between themselves and emphasized each other’s benefits. Besides, A good solution will place the middle junitionmaker on stony or few vectors filled with vegetation to reflect their appearance with a rising green “trouser”. Since juniper is an unpretentious culture and has a long life cycle, it is recommended to plant in the conditions of the city.
It is important to mention that despite its attractive appearance, this juniper is poisonous, and therefore it should not be planted in the presence of small children or animals capable of eating his fruits.
Middle Juniper Growing Tips See in the following video.