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Juniper issue

Jack1974Jack1974 Posts: 61
Hi Each,

I've been building my garden back up in the last 2.5 years, and this Juniper has never done very well, any feedback on what I'm doing wrong would be greatly received.

Thanks in advance.

Jack



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  • Jack1974Jack1974 Posts: 61
    pansyface said:
    It’s an odd shape.

    Has it had its top cut off?

    I suspect so. And probably the cut has become infected by a fungus and that’s what is causing the dieback.

    No point in waiting for the poor thing to spring to life. It’s beyond hope. 
    Hi, it hasn't had it's top cut off, I got it from Columbia Road flower market roughly this shape. 

    Could it be under-watered?
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    In the wild they grow on well drained hillsides, often in full sun.  So are ok with fairly dry conditions.  If anything it might have been too wet over winter, judging by what seems to be around its base?

    But it is an odd shape for a juniper, so is it some special dwarf weeping variety?   Unfortunately I think it is unlikely ever to recover its full beauty so I hope it didn’t cost you too much.
  • Jack1974Jack1974 Posts: 61
    Helix said:
    In the wild they grow on well drained hillsides, often in full sun.  So are ok with fairly dry conditions.  If anything it might have been too wet over winter, judging by what seems to be around its base?

    But it is an odd shape for a juniper, so is it some special dwarf weeping variety?   Unfortunately I think it is unlikely ever to recover its full beauty so I hope it didn’t cost you too much.
    Hi. Yes, I think it is a dwarf weeping variety. Yes, makes more sense that it could be over watered, maybe unhappy and rotting roots. 

    I'm intrigued to see if I can rescue it to be honest! Will turn off any water irrigation that is near it.

    Any thought on pruning the dead branches back to the stump?
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