Hornibrooki

Product Code: jhorn

Juniper 'Hornibrooki' (Juniper communis)
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Our Hornibrooki Juniper is a low growing selection of our common native juniper. Vigorous grower with a low, prostrate form has gray-green foliage with a white stripe on each little needle. This evergreen/conifer likes full sun and well drained soils. This will mature to be around 3-5' wide and only getting about 10" tall. Best if planted in zones 3-7.

Planting & Care for Juniper Plants/Shrubs

Preparation

  • Plants Juniper shrubs in a spot with full sun or light shade. 
  • If they get too much shade the branches will spread more to get capture more sunlight. 
  • Junipers tolerante most soils, but they need to be well-drained. 
  • Plant container shrubs spring, summer or fall. 

Opening Plant Material

  • Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, then remove the plant from the container. 

Planting

  • Junipers can be planted spring, summer or fall. 
  • Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6" or more wider on the sides.
  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Adjust the plant height so the root crown is slightly higher than the ground.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant.
  • Water well to settle soil around the root ball.
  • Water frequently when newly planted. 
  • Mulch plants with well-rotted organic matter after planting. 

Pruning - After Planting

  • Although it is not essential for container plants to be pruned after planting, a light pruning to remove any broken branches during shipment and improve shape will help the looks of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • You should prune Junipers late winter or early spring.
  • Prune the juniper lightly (see our video tab for detailed instructions).
  • You only should cut dead branches in the lower part of the shrub to improve air circulation
  • Trimming off the top of branches that are overly vigorous to create more fullness and less spread.
  • Never make cuts into needle-less wood, as no new growth will emerge from this portion of the juniper branch and the juniper will be left with bare spots.

Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

Go to our "Plant Features & Video Tab" for more information on container plants and how to plant them. 

 

Handling & Planting Guidelines

Special Features & Videos on Juniper Plants/Shrubs

Special Plant Features & Tips

  • Junipers have needle-like or scale-like leaves and, in some cases, both.
  • They have various shades of blue/green, dark green, yellow/green colors to them.
  • Specifically with Junipers make sure you're consider their individual vigor, ultimate height and shape, intended purpose of your chosen conifer/Evergreen.
  • Some can be used for groundcover or hedging in the landscape.
  • Some of these tend to be fast growers, so make sure you understand their care and maintenance before planting.

How to Prune Juniper Plant Types in Summer

 

How to Prune Winter Burn on Evergreens

 

Pruning Evergreens in their Dormancy

 

How to Plant Containers

ItemApprox Weight (lbs.)Approx Base Dimensions (diameter)Approx Height
#7 Grow Bag** 35-50 14-16" 5-8'
#10 Grow Bag** 55-70 18" 6-8'
#15 Grow Bag** 65-80 22" 6-10'
#20 Grow Bag** 75-100 24" 8-12'
1 1/4" B&B** 250-500 22" for single stems, 28" for multiple stems  8-11'
1 1/2" B&B** 325-600 24" for single stems, 30" for multiple stems  10-12'
2" B&B** 500-700 28" for single stems, 32" for multiple stems 10-14'
2 1/2" B&B** 600-1000 30" for single stems, 36" for multiple stems 10-15'
3" B&B** 850-1000 34"-36"  12-16'
3 1/2" B&B** 1000 36"  12-18'
10' B&B** 250 22"  10'
12' B&B** 325 24"  12'
14' B&B** 500 28" 14'
16' B&B** 600 30"  16'
2' B&B** 50 12-16"  2'
3' B&B** 60-250 16-22"  3'
4' B&B** 250 22-24" 4'
5' B&B** 325 22-24"  5'
6' B&B** 150-325 16-24" 6'
7' B&B** 500-700 28-32"  7'
8' B&B** 600-700 14-30"  8'
9' B&B** 700 32"  9'
#3 container* Less than 35  10" 10" 
#5 container** 40 11" 10.5" 
#7 container** 60 14" 12" 
#10 container** 80 14" 14 
#20 container** 160 19.5" 17" 
Bare Root* varies, but always lighter no soil on roots varies depending on item

*#1 - #3 containers and bare root are the only items that can be shipped FedEx and/or by our delivery trucks (see below for more information regarding pick-up and local delivery. 

**Any items over 100 Ibs., #5 - #20 containers or B&B can only be delivered by our trucks due to FedEx shipping weight and size restrictions. Our trusted trucks only deliver around a 100 miles radius from our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Any item you order can be picked-up at our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin or our new retail garden center Winterland Nursery for free (bare root orders cannot be picked up at Winterland due to lack of bare root coolers). See our estimated delivery schedule here

Growing Zones: 3-7

Color: Blue, Green
Plant Size: 10" x 3 - 5'
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: No
Attracts Butterflies: No
Attracts Bees: No
Attracts Birds: No
Edible: No
Native: No

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