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Juniper skyrockets in pots. Some doing great - others dying. Any ideas or similar alternatives? Thanks Michele

These are in terracotta pots inbetween some lemon trees and behind a micro micro hedge and the effect is exacty what I'm after. They're in full sun to part shade. If no good in pots - can you suggest another similar true vertical accent good in terracotta? Thanks so much!

Submitted: 06:04PM, 11 Mar 2012
Answer: Hi Michelle,

What a shame you have lost some of your conifers. Juniper skyrocket usually does very well in pots. Do you think the plants may have become too wet over the past few months due to the inclement weather. Conifers like free draining soils so if the potting mix has become too wet, and the drainage holes in the pot have become blocked, perhaps the root have become saturated causing the plant to suffer.

There are not too many plants that are as narrow in width as the Juniper skyrocket. There are other conifers such as Thuja Smaragd and Thuja occidentalis ‘Golden Biota’ which would also be suitable for pots.

Most confiders like to grow in a full sun position. As I mentioned previously, they require good drainage.

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