Uses of Junipers in the Landscape
What do you think when someone mentions junipers? At first you might tend to have negative thoughts, but junipers deserve their spot in landscapes, due to their different shapes and sizes. Junipers have numerous uses in landscapes, like groundcover, hedges, windbreaks, topiaries, and foundation plantings. Junipers are evergreen and part of the conifer family, but produce berries instead of cones. Junipers are heat and drought tolerant once established, and tolerate poor soil conditions. Junipers perform best in full sun, but can tolerate shade. Also, junipers do not like wet locations and prefer well-drained soil. Depending on the species, juniper planting zones range from two to nine.