Juniper (Juniperus)Example of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
These junipers are tolerant of poor soil, even clay, as long as drainage is adequate (they prefers a dryish, sandy soil). They are rarely eaten by deer and are tolerant of salt. They do best in full sun. Said to be tolerant of growing growing near black walnut trees.
’Nana’ is often used for bonsai.
See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
- Cold hardiness zone: varies by cultivar - Contact your local extension to confirm hardiness if you are in a fringe zone (we cannot guarantee hardiness in fringe zones)
- AHS Heat Zone: 12-6
- Light: Part sun Shade
- Growth rate: Moderate to fast
- Mature prostrate height: varies by cultivar
- Spacing: 10-14"
- Tolerant of: Deer, Foot Traffic, Poor Soil, Rabbits, Salt
- pH of Soil: varies by cultivar, Ideal pH: 6.0 - 7.0
- Attracts: Birds
- Grows Under Trees: Conifer - Yes, Walnut - No, Other - Yes
- Cascades: Yes
- Climbs: Yes
- Spreads by creeping: Yes
- Good for erosion control: Yes
- Evergreen: Yes
- Good for slopes: Yes
- Variegated: Yes
- Vine: Yes
- Weed suppressor (once established): Yes
Things to Note
'Souvenir of Marengo' alludes to a city of northern Italy, though the species is native to the Canary Islands, Portugal, and North Africa. Interestingly, it was apparently named merely to commemorate Napoleon's conquest of that city (who but the French would commemorate a mad dictator?).
If you are planning to plant this in full sun, you MUST give it ample water for the first year (until it becomes established). Once established, it will thrive in full sun. However, it should not be planted (in full sun) next to something like a blacktop, since this causes heat intensification. For the greatest chances of establishment before summer, it needs to be planted in the fall or early spring. If you are not willing and able to nurture it the first year we suggest you get Persian Ivy instead, it can be planted in full sun without as much care.
If grown in the full sun of warmer climates, make sure that Gloire de Marengo receives ample water. She may get damaged if grown on unsheltered walls and exposed to cold winds during severe winters, particularly in colder zones.
|The main reason why we recommend that you do not plant Hedera ivies in the summer is because it is tricky to water enough without over-watering.
You must let the soil dry out between watering, but not so much that the plants die. Stick your finger three inches into the soil, if you feel any moisture at all, do not water them.
|Unless you know what you're doing, we do not recommend planting any Hedera ivies without a good month to get established before the heat of summer. We strongly recommend that you plant before mid-April or after mid-September (up to May 1 is OK in northern zones). It's tricky to water enough without over-watering (you must let the soil dry out between watering, but no so much that the plants die).
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