What junipers happen?
If are among plants patricians and plebeians, then to a juniper the relation is rather as to the plebeian. It would not be desirable to generalize among all landshaftnik, but among my acquaintances - precisely. by
If the center of composition or in a visible place the background, a podbivka always choose a fir-tree, a pine, a thuja, then junipers constantly “on boondocks“. Perhaps they and not so paradna as other hvoynik (kolonnovidny forms in winter need to be obtryakhivat from snow or to connect, differently prickly will collapse and will break in addition), but the irreplaceable niche have. The creeping expanding grades of junipers perfectly hold slopes from sliding, in the Alpine hills do not freeze on stones, and many also use their gray berries in cookery (who for a game on - egersk who draws vodka). To me the Bear cub from the Soviet animated film “Hedgehog in Fog“ which branches prepared, juniper still was eternally remembered.
In Ukrainian “juniper“ sounds as “yal_veets“. Old people have a belief that if on an entrance at a gate at the left and on the right to put on a juniper, then the witch will not enter to you the yard until counts all needles. To roosters she is not in time. And the next night is forced to consider again. Here to such itself preserved!
But we will return to types and grades. In a form it is possible to allocate two main groups : kolonnovidny and friable, irregular (shaggy). Meet, of course, and a scyphoid form - a juniper Chinese “Blaav“, and plakuchy - “Oblonga Pendula“, and multibarrelled, but which all the same are drawn towards a vertical.
Coloring please too: green all shades, with yellow “melirovka“, blue, green with separate pale “locks“, blue with yellow, it is gray - gray.
From kolonnovidny high junipers Chinese (Juniperus chinensis) of “Spartan“, “Strikta“, “Olimpika“ - green, dense, the correct uzkokonichesky form are popular. Green “Keteleri“ and glaucescent “Obelisk“ are more free in a form, the last in general often can shoot several tops.
The Shirokokonichesky form at a juniper of Chinese “Variyegat“, also at it among dark greens just those it is white - cream “locks“.
Very much I do not advise a beautiful kolonnovidny juniper of “Hibernik“ - is surprised both pincers, and mealy dew, and bugs - pililshchik love it.
From small, to meter, dwarfish pyramids junipers ordinary (Juniperus communis) “Sentinel“ and “Suyetsika“ are popular. Though under good conditions of “Suyetsik“ it is capable to reach two meters at ten-year age.
The mnogostvolny juniper of “Meyeri“, but prickly - not that word is beautiful. Pricks of junipers long do not begin to live and scratch. It is their minus.
From golden forms there is shaggy asymmetric “Kurivao gold“ and uzkokonichesky dense “Gold a horse“, both to 1,5 m, both are not really frost-resistant.
We and a pre-trial detention center - blue kolonnovidny forms of a juniper of rocky (Juniperus scopulorum) “Bla Errou“, “Muun love a gloa“. More widely in a form and swill on a spot - “Skye of rockets“. They are rather high, narrow, are similar to cypresses. But it is desirable to cut from all directions them that they did not get out of a shape.
Much more popularly and lyubimy friable forms of junipers: junipers Cossack (Juniperus sabina), virginsky (J. virginiana), averages (J. x. media) and horizontal (J. horizontalis).
All forms of junipers Cossack are very steady against weather conditions, air pollution, maintain shading, are undemanding to the soil and moisture. Virginskiye, though are more whimsical and exacting to light, please with coloring. And they not such prickly, they can be touched for pads without consequences. Averages are good the fact that they above the Cossack, can grow to meter - one and a half and if to land them somewhere the wide front - in the winter it will be a wonderful violent wall against snow. Horizontal are capable to cover soil instead of a lawn, from retaining walls and too not especially prickly beautifully hang down. At least, their pricks do not scratch.
From “favourite“ grades among Cossack it is possible to call “Tamaristsifolia“ (with the arc-shaped paws) and “Mas“ (greens of a cold shade). “end Gold“ strikes a grade with Blu light-blue needles with lemon locks. And “Variyegat“ sports cream locks on a green background.
General favourites, leaders of constant voskhishcheniye are junipers average “Mint Dzhulep“ (for juicy bright greens), “Pfitzeriana“ (for interesting layered effect in a structure of branches), the same pleasant structure (that is noted by John Brooks) at a juniper “Old gold“ with golden tips of green needles.
Virginsky junipers “Hetz“ (a pre-trial detention center - blue) and “Gray Ovl“ are amazing on color and to the touch (it is gray - green, in knotty shishechka). If the tall quickly expanding grade is necessary, then use dark-green violent “Tripartita“.
At horizontal for their cover properties the space a flat equal cover is often “told“ by their names: “Blu karpt“ (A blue carpet), “Greene Karpet“ (A green carpet), “Prins of Vail“ (Prinze valleys), “Dzhayd River“ (The jade river). The last, by the way, plainly will “flow down“ on a wall down as water. While one more interesting horizontal grade, “Andorra a compact“, all - will throw out the curious branches and up, and in the parties from a wall, and will grow plainly and by air, yet will not begin to cave in under a body weight. It is interesting also that it for the winter becomes lilac color.
And for fans of dwarfish forms is tiny brightly - blue mozhzhevelnichek “Blu Star“ as if collected from blue crystals. But this crumb loves the sun!
Summarizing all aforesaid, I can recommend junipers if you need to create the natural half-civilized atmosphere by means of shaggy evergreen thickets. Or when on the contrary - it is necessary to land several kolonnovidny narrow forms for vertical accent. And generally, better personally and closer to get acquainted with this group of hvoynik and to be defined in the attitude towards them.