Answer: I understand your concern with the onset of winter weather. Pom Pom junipers can be planted in the ground or grown in a container. Since you're not sure what to do with yours at this point, you can simply insulate the container and leave it in the nursery container for the winter. Use one-inch foam insulation (available in 4' panels at most home improvement stores) or fiberglass insulation (such as is sold for insulating hot water heaters). Wrap the sides and the bottom of the container to insulate it from cold weather. Or, bury the container in the ground in a protected place in your garden. Hetz Blue Juniper is extremely cold hardy (grows in Ottawa without protection) so insulting the container as suggested above should provide all the protection your plant needs. Next spring you can choose a large container and replant it to keep the pom poms off the ground. Best wishes with your juniper!
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