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modern landscape design is completewithout coniferous plants, they make the surrounding landscape rich, bright and unusual, filling it with color, aroma and fact as much as possibleRoy. Rock juniper is a favorite among other similar plants for competent decoration of the garden and spectacular decoration of the garden plot. Its obvious decorative advantages include a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, a variety of coniferous texture, unpretentiousness to environmental conditions, a slow growth rate and the absence of the need for cutting. In landscape compositions juniper can be planted singly and grow in groups. In a complex with deciduous and coniferous species, it always looks picturesque and beautiful!
Rocky juniper varieties
Rocky juniper is notable for its high growth - more than 10 meters, original needles, resembling scales tight to each other, and a long crown, starting almost from the ground itself. Juniper fruits are blue-casting cones, reaching 4 mm in diameter. In the section of the cone there are two seeds that ripen in the second year of the plant's life. The culture has been known since 1839, it grows well among rocks, it has many varieties, each of which is absolutely adapted to the growing conditions in Russia.
Juniper Rocky Skyrocket
This is a tall evergreen conifer. It will be a worthy decoration of any garden landscape, great for gardening open areas and terraces. Juniper Heavenly rocket, as it sounds in English, is preferred and loved by gardeners from the southern regions of Russia, where there is less snow and precipitation that can adversely affect its external characteristics. Shoots are compactly collected around the trunk and directed vertically upwards. This sun-loving plant is resistant to severe frosts, grows freely on sandy and stony soils.
Juniper rocky Blue Arrow
Due to the constantly preserved bluish shade of needles it is considered the most popular variety. It entrenched in the territory of central Russia - from the western frontiers and almost to the Urals. Juniper Blue Arrow or Blue Arrow, as its name sounds in translation, looks beautiful and solemn. The branches of this tall shrub are tightly gathered into a cone and directed upwards. The nature itself made its form ideal, therefore no additional efforts are required to maintain its appearance.
Juniper Rocky Munglow
This coniferous plant is a tall pyramidal shrub. Its needles are soft and not pricked, have a beautiful silver-bluish tint, in winter the color becomes even more saturated and intense. Moonglow Juniper grows quickly, is not picky about the ground and the quality of care, resistant to drought and winds. Due to the original color and impressive size, it will become a bright color spot in any garden composition.
Juniper Rocky Blue Heaven
This variety is recognized as the best in color of the needles among blue rocky junipers, its tone does not change all year round. The plant has a natural canonical form with perfect proportions, reaches a height of 5 meters or more, and grows in diameter from 1.5 to 2 meters. Often planted in groups in the form of hedges and alleys, has a high winter hardiness and wind resistance, it is adapted to the urban living conditions.
A description of juniper rocky binds it to southern cypress trees, only as a more resistant and hardy coniferous plant. In nature, there are about 70 species of juniper, and only about 20 species are considered domesticated people. Among them are giant, sredneroslye and dwarf plants, with a wide variety of colors, quality and structure of needles, sprawling and compact crowns, with creeping and straight trunks.
Juniper in landscape design
Rock juniper is an ideal choice for gardens and areas with correct and precise geometry, designed in Scandinavian or English styles, made in the form of a Japanese or Alpine garden. The unpretentious conifer will 100% fulfill the role of the central effective link of the garden composition, and will also become a wonderful background for other objects and plants.
Photos of juniper rocky in landscape design amaze with their uniqueness and amaze with beauty. The plant harmoniously coexists with other coniferous crops, deciduous trees and shrubs, flowers and herbs, stones, ponds and sculptures.
The advantages of juniper in the design and modeling of the landscape:
- Variety in terms of types, shapes, heights, colors and properties.
- Exterior showiness, originality and beauty.
- Unique compatibility with other plants and design elements.
- Unpretentiousness to the conditions and growing climate, undemanding to care, reproduction and maintenance.
- Increased resistance to harsh climatic conditions while maintaining excellent decorative features and natural characteristics.
- Possibility of single and group landing options.
- Suitable for lawns and borders in the urban area, an ideal way to design alpine gardens, design relief areas and rocky landscapes.
Juniper is rightfully called the king of landscape art, this coniferous culture has for this all external data, natural properties and features.
Planting, care features, reproduction
Planting of juniper rock seedlings is carried out from the middle of spring or during the onset of early autumn. Subject to certain requirements, he tolerates a transplant to a new location and quickly takes root. The culture needs sun and protection from wind, fertile and moist soils do not suit, the plant loves freedom - the distance between coniferous representatives should be no closer than 1.5-2 meters.
Care for juniper is simple:
- during the dry season, water as needed;
- periodically remove weeds and loosen the ground;
- spray only in the presence of pests and diseases;
- top dressing with nitrogen and complex fertilizers is made twice per season;
- haircut is permissible only for certain varieties;
- dry branches are removed as they appear;
- in winter, some varieties are tied to prevent breakage of young branches from wind and snow.
The reproduction of juniper rocky occurs by cuttings or young layers, in the case of valuable species - by grafting. The cuttings are made by upper semi-lignified shoots, which are cut off by the knife edge along with older sections of wood. Layers are used exclusively for creeping forms of juniper throughout the growing season. Peeled shoots are secured with studs in the prepared soil, where they fully rooted for six months and a year. Grafting of a valuable variety to juniper is done by professional gardeners, this method is rarely used.
Cutting is a universal breeding method for all varieties of juniper. Seating cuttings produced throughout the year, but the best time of year for this - spring.
Planting and caring for juniper rocky directly depends on the selected grade. Grow a lush and powerful plant with a rich and beautiful colors of needles - it means to know and follow all the rules and nuances of care. Gardeners choose juniper to maintain the theme of all-season garden, as it remains attractive in appearance at any season of the year without exception. All the horizontal and vertical applications of this coniferous plant are suitable for location on a flowerbed, since there are high and medium varieties of juniper, shrub-like, undersized and creeping along the ground.
Rocky Juniper is able to successfully complement any landscape style - classical and avant-garde, traditional and ethnic, elegant and modernist, while emphasizing the originality and expressiveness of the surrounding natural landscape. Coniferous cultures fit into gardens and parks of any scale - from miniature gardens to extensive park areas and tourist recreation areas.