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juniper -- does it need pruning, or is this just it's style?

Posted by oldgumboots BC (My Page) on
Wed, May 29, 13 at 18:21

Well, this may be obvious to someone who knows something about junipers, but that is not me...

Very 'leggy' juniper. Wondering if anyone can guess as to what type it may be? It does have a slight bluish hue. Not sure if it is tall and scraggly because of some sort of neglect or if that is how it is 'supposed' to be. I do rather like it's windswept legginess, but am not sure if I should let it continue as is, or prune it?


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RE: juniper -- does it need pruning, or is this just it's style?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, May 29, 13 at 22:54

The long tips are normal, the missing bark and excessive dead foliage indicate problems. For starters, it looks like it might be planted too deeply.


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