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Orange_Zinnia
Oct 28, 2017 12:06 PM CST
Hello,

I'm a bit of a novice and I'm looking for advice on replacing junipers in our backyard. We were told we have grey owl junipers covering a hill area in our back yard. Two of them have died and I can't find any nurseries carrying this type of juniper. However, I was told at one nursery you can actually divide healthy junipers and replant them. Do you recommend doing this? If so, what is the best way to go about it?


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DaisyI
Oct 28, 2017 6:28 PM CST
Welcome!

Junipers don't 'divide' but you can grow them from cuttings.

It seems to me that your local nursery would be willing to order some for you.

There are some online nurseries listing Grey Owl Junipers. Just make sure to read all the reviews before you commit to an online order. Don't buy plants through Amazon or Ebay.

You could always put another type of juniper in place of the dead ones.
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Orange_Zinnia
Oct 29, 2017 10:39 AM CST
Thank you for the help!

Junipers don't 'divide' but you can grow them from cuttings.

It seems to me that your local nursery would be willing to order some for you.

There are some online nurseries listing Grey Owl Junipers. Just make sure to read all the reviews before you commit to an online order. Don't buy plants through Amazon or Ebay.

You could always put another type of juniper in place of the dead ones.


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Leftwood
Oct 29, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Daisy is right: you can't divide junipers.

I am quite certain that those are not Grey Owl in the two photos. The structure of the branching is very different, and the color is suspect, too. Grey Owl is a very old variety, and I am not surprised that you have difficulty sourcing it.

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Apex, NC
Orange_Zinnia
Oct 30, 2017 6:37 AM CST
Any idea what it could be? I've been to several surrounding nurseries and our farmer's market with my branch clipping , and had zero luck.

I am quite certain that those are not Grey Owl in the two photos. The structure of the branching is very different, and the color is suspect, too. Grey Owl is a very old variety, and I am not surprised that you have difficulty sourcing it.

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