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Introducing Doty Nurseries' Juniper Guide

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
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Upright junipers tend to be underused and overlooked in new designs and installations in the Midwest. Why is that? Do they get a bad rap because of their overuse in outdated landscapes? Or their less then flashy presence at a nursery? While it may be true that junipers don't have eye catching characteristics like the structure of an Acrocona Norway Spruce or the texture of a Dwarf Hinioki Falsecypress, what they do offer is something every designer should consider - background. Upright junipers are amazing at providing privacy and walls, assisting the focal points by offering a backdrop. While not too flashy or eager to be center of attention, they do what they are told: stay. Stay alive.

Presenting Doty Nurseries' 2016 Upright Juniper lineup:

 

   

Fairview Juniper: A strong upright juniper, this evergreen works well as a tall narrow evergreen screen.

 

   

Hooks #6 Juniper: A low maintenance evergreen which needs little pruning to maintain its dense pyramidal shape. The spike-like branching provides distinctive texture and is a good choice for use in a group or hedge.

 

   

Iowa Juniper: This evergreen has a loose pyramidal habit with irregular branching. Awl-shaped and scale-like blue-green foliage maintains its density as it matures.

 

   

Mountbatten Juniper: A tree with a large, full and natural pyramidal form, it works well as a specimen, in groups or in a large hedge.

 

   

Burkii Juniper: A native juniper with light, soft blue branches, this tree forms a broad, mounding pyramid when left unsheared.

 

   

Canaerti Juniper: A native juniper which opens up with age, becoming more picturesque with time. This juniper is also notable for its abundant, bright blue berries.

 

   

Hillspire Juniper: This native species has a loose pyramidal form and cypress-like greenish foliage which maintains its color throughout the year.

 

   

Silver Cedar (Glauca) Juniper: A good choice for natural looking specimens or for hedge screenings, this evergreen is known for its silvery-gray foliage.



 

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