Juniper – Dying Under Trees

Q: My junipers are dying, all of them. Can you help?

A: This is a common problem…the trees originally planted above the junipers were small enough to let plenty of sunshine through. In the intervening years, shade has become more and more dense….and the junipers more and more unhappy.

You have a choice: remove the trees or replace the junipers.

In the amount of shade the trees cast, the following plants would cover the ground but offer color as well:

ferns
hosta
mondo grass
Lenten rose – Helleborus orientalis
foam flower – Tiarella spp.
alumroot – Heuchera
green ‘n’ gold – Chrysogonum virginianum
Woodland Phlox – Phlox stolonifera

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