selecting potting soil for juniper trees - Knowledgebase Question

Downey, CA
Question by alexambruso
July 21, 2005
What is the preferred type or brand of potting soil for planting blue point juniper trees in containers? Also which fertilizer should I use?


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Answer from NGA
July 21, 2005

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Monrovia custom blends potting soil for general use - look for it at your local garden center. If you cannot locate Monrovia's brand, use any good potting soil (Sunshine Mix, Miracle-Gro, etc.) for your junipers. In general, use a multipurpose granular fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 5-10-5 according to the fertilizer's label instructions. It's easy to overdose plants in containers, so use the smallest amount recommended, on an annual basis. Best wishes with your new junipers!

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