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Juniperus virginiana 'Globosa'

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jew-NIP-er-us vir-jin-ee-AN-uh
Description

Globosa Red Juniper is a needled, evergreen, compact, dense shrub.  A long living plant that can flourish in a wide variety of  soils and growing conditions.    When mature this shrub has green scale-like foliage with the crowded branchlets turning a bronze-brown in winter.  

Proper soil conditions will greatly affect the health of this plant.  Poor soil can lead to a poor growth pattern.  Rich soil can also be detrimental to the plants overall health.  Soil testing can help determine what soil amendments are required. 

Two varieties of leaves can be found on this juniper.  Juvenile leaves are sharp and needle like.  They are present on plants up to 3 years old, and as shoots on adult trees.  After 3 years of growth, the leaves are tight, scale-like needles appearing in opposite pairs crossing in an 'x' pattern, or whorls of three.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Caterpillars and leaf miners can be an issue for this plant.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    virginiana
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the fruits.
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Easy to Grow
    Screening
    Textural
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Two types of leaves are present, sharp, spreading, needle-like juvenile leave and tight scale-like adult leaves. They are arranged in opposite pairs or whorls of three.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    Fibrous reddish-brown bark peels off in narrow strips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Lawn
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer