How can I make Procumbens Nana Juniper look better?

Asked May 4, 2018, 11:32 PM EDT

I have a Procumbens Nana Juniper. it has brown/dead spots. Should I cut back the brown spots to make it healthy? The directions state to fertilize in the spring. What fertilizers is recommended for this plant? i have attached an image. Thank you.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

Junipers grow best in full sun in a well drained soil. This plant grows slowly.
Make sure mulch is not thicker than several inches and keep away from the base of the plant.
If your soil is well amended with organic matter, the plant should not need additional fertilizer. As the mulch breaks down it slowly adds nutrients. Do not overfertilize as this attracts sucking insects. Prune dead plant material.