Juniper Tamariscifolia is a perennial coniferous plant. This variety can tolerate any weather conditions and is able to withstand low temperatures up to -30 ° C. To date, the Cossack Tamaristsifolia is the most popular type used for decoration of gardens. In order to grow an attractive decorative juniper, you need to know how to properly care for him after disembarking in open ground.
Description of juniper Tamariscifolia
Considering the description of the juniper Cossack Tamariscifolia, it is worth noting that it grows rather slowly. As practice shows, the annual growth does not exceed 3 cm in height and about 10-15 cm in width. When Tamaristsifoliya reaches the age of 10 years, it has a height of 30 cm and a diameter of up to 2 m.
Needles needle, small, pointed at the ends. Color can vary from light green to bluish-green. The cones are round in shape, their size is 0.5-0.7 cm. At first, the cones are green, gradually they become dark blue with a characteristic patina of gray shade.
Cossack Tamariscifolia unpretentious care, grows well on stony and sandy soils. Tamariscifolia suffers severe droughts, but it can die if the soil is swampy.Attention! Tamariscifolia grows in sunny areas, does not like shade.
Diseases and pests
Juniper Cossack Tamariscifolia as well as many plant species in the process of growth is subject to the appearance of pests and diseases. In early spring, when the sun shines brightly, there is a chance of sunburn. As a result, the needles turn yellow and crumble. In this case, it is recommended to cover the juniper from direct sunlight in the first half of March, warm the ground and use warm water during irrigation.
In addition, the crown may begin to turn yellow if the plant has been affected by a fungus. This type of disease is able to destroy the plant for 2-2.5 years. You can defeat the disease. To do this, it is necessary to cut the diseased parts, and to cut the cut points with alcohol.Tip! As a preventive measure, it is recommended to periodically spray juniper with fungicides.
Juniper Tamariscifolia due to its decorative and attractive appearance is very popular among landscape designers. This variety is great for creating a hedge. In addition, the plants are unpretentious in the care.