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Parson's Juniper

Juniperus squamata expansa 'Parsonii'
    12 reviews
Parsons Juniper
Parsons Juniper
Parsons Juniper
Parsons Juniper
Parsons Juniper
Parsons Juniper
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Parson's Juniper

Juniperus squamata expansa 'Parsonii'
    12 reviews

Fast Growing Juniper with Shrub Height and Ground Cover Look and Function

  • Add year-round color and texture to your landscape!
  • Great for slopes and hills
  • Prevents erosion
  • Coastal and drought tolerant
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Product Details

growing zone 4-9 Growing Zones 4-9
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Growth Rate moderate
Fall Color Blue
Shipping Restriction AZ, CA

The Parson's Juniper offers a great look in a hardy, easy to maintain shrub. You will love having a groundcover with shrub height!

Juniper Parsoni grows quickly to 2-3 feet tall and about 6 feet wide. The lush foliage is a silvery blue-green that looks great anywhere. Plant this juniper in full to part sun. Any soil will do as long as it drains. Worried about deer? No worries with the Parson's Juniper; it is deer tolerant. It is also drought and salt spray tolerant as well as pest and disease resistant. You won't need to baby this tough evergreen!

This juniper is a great addition to your landscape! It looks great cascading over a wall, container, or rocks. The lush texture and cool tones will elevate any landscape plan! Turn a boring slope you hate to mow into a beautiful, low maintenance landscape feature. The Parson's Juniper is perfect for eliminating soil erosion. Create a unique low hedge or border that is sure to be admired.

Add some rustic charm to any plant bed with this stunning juniper! Create a rustic meets romance mixed bed by mingling the Parson's Juniper with Red Drift and Knockout Roses. Add a Blue Rug Juniper for balance and a low profile. You will love what you create and enjoy it for a lifetime.

Kick your landscape plan up a notch with the Parson's Juniper today! You won't regret it!

Parson's Juniper FAQ

What Are Good Companion Plants For This Groundcover?

Boxwood shrubs and hostas pair well with this juniper.

How Far Apart Should I Plant A These Juniper?

Space 4-5 feet apart to accomodate a 4-6 foot spread.

Where Should I Plant Parsons Juniper?

This juniper does best in full to part sun and adapts to any soil that is well drained in grow zones 4-9.

Parson's Juniper Care

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

This juniper does best in full to part sun and adapts 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.

Junipers are extremely hardy and versatile. When properly cared for, they rarely have issues with pests and disease. The Parson's Juniper is pest and disease resistant and deer tolerant.

Landscape ideas

The Parson's Juniper is perfect for mass plantings on hills and slopes.  They look great and prevent erosion!  They function as a shrub and a groundcover in one plant.  The grayish blue-green foliage adds unique color.  You will love how these look in mixed beds with just about anything!  Plant about 4 feet apart for dense cover.

For more ground cover options check out our Juniper collection.

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