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Junipers. To prune or not to prune.


 
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Junipers. To prune or not to prune. Reply with quote

That is the question.

I've been told that you shouldn't prune Junipers. Why not?

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

who told you that, They can be pruned and heres what Bartletts have to say.
http://www.onlinegardener.com/care/Junipers,%20pruning.pdf
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, two gardeners had told me recently that they didn't think it was advisable to prune Junipers, although when queried they didn't know why.

I replied that I was going to trim them anyway when required. You know me, I always do things differently Smile Smile but I thought I'd just better check first, in case there was a good reason for not trimming. I know I could google but first hand knowledge is always better than the great ether in the sky. Instinct and old knowledge beats Google any day.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly it is because they are relatively slow growing, and so usually would not need pruning?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plant two- prune one and use the other as a cotrol and not prune it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've pruned juniper severely, where it had got overgrown and/or was growing in unwanted directions. It grew back perfectly well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My father has a few Junipers dotted around the garden and they have been cut back annually for well over 20 years now. Looking fine and healthy still.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Junipers bounce back well from being cut back. No worries.
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