A juniper sapling was ordered in the nursery, there were no special requirements for the variety, so they took what was available. So we got a bush with the "name" Horstmann. The seller promised that he will grow up very interesting and beautiful. Please tell us more about Horstmann Juniper. What is its maximum height and where is it better to plant a bush?
What does Horstmann look like?
Juniper Horstmann belongs to the vertical varieties, but every year its widely spaced branches lower their tips, thus forming a beautiful weeping crown. It is noteworthy that with a total height of more than 2 m, the diameter of the dense crown is almost equal to the “growth” of the shrub, while maintaining a conical shape, wide at the base.
Horstmann does not grow very quickly: over the year the increase is no more than 15 cm, but it is a long-lived and is able to decorate the site for 200 years.
For round shape and small size cones are called juniper berries.
Features of growing
Horstmann prefers well-lit places, but is able to grow in light partial shade. The variety is absolutely undemanding to the composition of the soil, it takes root even on stony ground, but it absolutely does not tolerate saline and overmoistened soil.
In the care of the juniper is simple, it is enough to give him just a little attention, namely:
The variety has a high frost resistance, but sprawling branches can be affected by the weight of the snow cover, so for the winter it is better to pick them up and fix them around the central trunk with a rope.