Juniperus Squamata Holger is an AGM-winning dwarf conifershrub with evergreen blue and yellow foliage. It suits a low maintenance sunny spot.
Commonly known as Flaky Juniper Holger, this dwarf juniper is a hybrid of the Far East’s Juniperus Squamata and Juniperus Pfitzeriana Aurea. It was bred by, and named after, Sweden’s Holger Jensen in 1946 and has remained a popular choice in UK gardens since. Flaky Juniper Holger has striking evergreen foliage. Its needles are blue-grey but the new spring growth is bright vivid yellow at the tips contrasting nicely with the older foliage. It has a prostate low growth habit that hugs the ground with an irregular outline. There are no flowers but it remains bushy and colourful all year round.
Height And Spread Of Juniperus Squamata Holger This juniper with only reach a height of 50 cm but it can spread over 2.5 metres. It can take ten years to reach its maximum size.
How Hardy Is Juniperus Squamata Holger Junipers are very hardy plants originating from harsh, snowy conditions and Juniper Holger is no exception. It is frost hardy if its roots are well-drained. This hardy shrub will cope with drought, sunny sites and coastal areas.
How To Use Juniperus Squamata Holger Flaky Juniper Holger is a good ground cover choice to protect against soil erosion in beds, borders and on slopes or banks. An interesting space filler in all styles of gardens this juniper brings welcome year-round colour, especially in spring when its bright new foliage emerges. You can grow this juniper in a good-sized container to brighten the patio but keep it well watered. This is a useful small conifer that fits into most spaces, compliments flowering seasonals and won’t outgrow its welcome.
How To Care For Juniperus Squamata Holger Flaky Juniper Holger requires little attention once it’s established. Plant it in a sunny location in any type of well-drained soil. It is not fussy about pH and will tolerate coastal sprays and exposed sites. Water well until established and mulch once a year to keep down weed competition and trap moisture. Mulch provides nutrients for the growing season and helps keep the foliage healthy. There is no need to prune Flaky Juniper Holger as it grows as a neat, low bush.