The Q&A Archives: Low spreading juniper resistant to disease in kentucky

Question: Looking for a low, evergreen less than 12 inches high, that is disease and insect free for western kentucky.

Answer: Junipers in general are considered to be disease and insect resistant. They should be planted in full sun and in a well drained soil for best results. Some low growing types to consider might include Juniperus chinensis ?Sargentii?,Juniperus horizontalis `Wiltonii`, or Juniperus conferta `Emerald Sea` for example. YOur local professionally trained nursery staff should be able to make more specific suggestions based on a more detailed understanding of your planting project.

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