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Grey Owl Juniper

Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl'
    19 reviews
Grey Owl Juniper
Grey Owl Juniper
Grey Owl Juniper
Grey Owl Juniper
Grey Owl Juniper
Grey Owl Juniper
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Grey Owl Juniper

Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl'
    19 reviews

Soft Blue Color All Year-Round

  • Amazing shapes!
  • Fast growing shrub. Expect 1-2 feet per year
  • Can be used for a natural hedge or berm
  • Super hardy
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Product Details

growing zone 3-9 Growing Zones 3-9
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Growth Rate moderate
Fall Color Blue
Shipping Restriction AZ, CA

Grey Owl Junipers bring color to your landscape. Enjoy year-round, light blue color with no maintenance. Grey Owl Junipers are a very hardy Juniper that is insect and disease resistant. It intensifies the color of your landscape and brings it to life.

Grey Owl Junipers really compliment red color shrubs and trees. Install the Grey Owl Juniper behind, or near The reds and blues go great together.

Junipers love sun. So don't worry about the heat, this shrub will thrive in the sun. Grey Owl Junipers can be planted individually or in groups of three or more. They also make great hedges. We like to make s-shaped hedges with Grey Owl Junipers. They will reach 3-4 feet tall and up to 6 feet wide.

Once the Grey Owl Juniper gets established, it only needs occasional watering. We suggest using a premium fertilizer in the spring.

The Grey Owl Juniper is low maintenance. You can prune to maintain size or shear if you are going for a formal look. Or just let it be...

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Grey Owl Juniper FAQ

How To Propagate Grey Owl Juniper

Propagating the Juniper is generally done from established branches or cuttings 6" long with 1/3 of the bottom foliage trimmed off and dipped in rooting powder before being placed into soil mix. Mist cutting daily to keep moist and expect roots to be established in 1-2 months.

How Far Apart To Plant This Juniper

Plant 36" apart in groupings of 3-5 to create a Juniper hedge.

What Are Good Companion Plants For This Groundcover?

Ornamental grasses, daylillies and rose bushes pair well with this juniper in mixed beds or on hills and slopes.

Grey Owl Juniper Care

Be sure to choose the best location for your Grey Owl Juniper. As long as you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Juniper almost any time of the year.

Junipers thrive in full sun to part sun and adapt to any soil that is well drained. They do like a neutral to acidic soil so if you know you have an alkaline soil choose an acidic fertilizer (most fertilizers for evergreens are acidic). Junipers are great "street shrubs" as they tolerate pollution and salt well. After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist and protect the lower branches from fungal issues. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your Juniper deeply a couple times a week for the first month or two. After your plants are established, they only need watered during hot, dry spells. Junipers are drought tolerant after establishing and even more so after being in the ground about two years. Fertilize when planting and in early spring yearly with our slow release fertilizer. 

Junipers are extremely hardy and versatile. When properly cared for, they rarely have issues with pests and disease. Mites and scale are insects that can occasionally affect Junipers. These can be treated with horticultural oil. For severe infections the pesticide Bonide is recommended. Avoid saturated soils to prevent fungal issues in Junipers.

Landscape ideas

The deep blues of this Juniper will really pull out the greens, yellows, and reds of other shrubs and perennials. Plant in a mixed bed for sharp contrast in both texture and color. This evergreen adds year-round interest. Groupings of 3 or 5 are stunning and make a colorful impact in the landscape. Junipers are also great for controlling erosion so you can even plant on hills or slopes.

Plant each Juniper about 4 feet apart for a border and at least 5 feet apart for individual spacing.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Juniper collection.

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