What are the characteristics of a weeping juniper?


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Tolleson's Weeping Juniper is a small evergreen that grows practically anywhere in the United States. This shrub is a good choice for landscaping under power lines because it grows to be 10 to 20 feet tall and has a diameter of 6 to 10 feet. Its weeping branches form a canopy reaching to within 3 feet of the ground.

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What are the characteristics of a weeping juniper?
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The characteristics of the Weeping Juniper make it ideal for problem yards. It's cold tolerant, drought resistant and requires little irrigation. It's resistant to both deer and rabbits. It prefers full sun and grows in a variety of soil conditions. It tolerates wind, living on the seashore and sloped ground. With a 70-year lifespan, these landscaping additions provide added value to a home.

The finely textured foliage on the Weeping Juniper ranges in color from blue to gold. Weeping Junipers are low-maintenance trees that retain their shape naturally with little need for pruning. They benefit from fertilizing every few years, but soil testing and providing the appropriate nutrients is better than applying a general-purpose product.

Weeping Junipers are subject to damage from caterpillars and leaf miners, but it is possible to limit damage by removing and destroying affected foliage and keeping weeds down. If necessary, insecticides are available to help with control.

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