Care Guide for Taylor Juniper Tree
- Select an area with full sun.
- Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough for the top of the root ball to be parallel with the ground level.
- Plant the tree upright and backfill with excavated soil, tamping down to eliminate air pockets.
- Soak with a hose and take care not to leave any gaps around the root ball.
- Prefers well-draining soil.
- Suitable for clay, alkaline, and compacted soils, avoid wet and soggy.
- Spread a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
- Do not pile mulch up against the trunk of the plant.
- Thrives in full sun to partial shade.
- Avoid planting in areas that receive less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Water regularly for the first few months after planting.
- Once established, water only during extended periods of drought.
- Do not over-water, as this can lead to root rot.
- Fertilize during early spring with a slow-release fertilizer.
- Pruning is not necessary.
- Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months to avoid strain on the tree.