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Plants For Decorating A Stream
Plants For Decorating A Stream

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Assortment of plants for decorating the coastal zone of the stream

Lawson's cypress Minima Glauca
Lawson's cypress Minima Glauca

The assortment of plants for the decoration of the coastal zone varies depending on the size of the composition and the light content. But in any case, preference should be given to compact forms of conifers, in particular, varieties:

  • juniper Cossack,
  • scaly juniper,
  • juniper horizontal,
  • mountain pine
  • and low perennial grasses.

For example, you can plant plant species that form carpets or cushions. They are effective in large areas and look like a multi-colored fluffy carpet.

Look impressive in groups and singles:

1. Lawson's cypress Minima Glauca 1 m high with very small bluish green or dull blue scaly needles.

It is a dwarf form, rounded at a young age, later more conical, up to 1 m in height. Branches are straight and spaced. Branches growing upright or spaced apart. The needles are short, dull, gray-blue with a white pattern when ripe, the base of the needles with a waxy coating.

Introduced into culture in 1891. It is rare in Europe. Cypress is propagated by cuttings (74%). Recommended for planting in groups or singly on rocky areas, in containers for green roofs.

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Juniper Cossack Tamariscifolia
Juniper Cossack Tamariscifolia

2. Juniper Cossack Tamariscifolia, also up to 1 m high with open needles of a bluish shade.

This is a low-growing plant up to one meter high and two meters wide with a decorative original evergreen crown, open or with ascending branches, dominated by needle-shaped needles of a bluish tint, bluntly pointed, dark green with a white stripe on top.

The form is winter-hardy, drought-resistant, light-requiring. The plant is undemanding to the soil, but does not tolerate strong moisture. In culture, it lives up to 30 years. This juniper is propagated by cuttings (86-100%).

Recommended for rocky gardens, slope decoration. Can be planted on a lawn, on loose sand, create wide curbs along roads. Single bushes are effective on rocky areas or lawns.

3. Due to its short stature and beautiful color of the needles, the Kobold Virginia juniper with needle-like needles, bluish above and green below, has become very popular.

juniper horizontal Wiltonii
juniper horizontal Wiltonii

4. Horizontal juniper Wiltonii with small needles of silvery-bluish color is also recommended for the decoration of the coastal zone. It is a dwarf form up to 10 cm tall, very slow-growing, densely branched.

Juniper needles are in the form of subulate needles, small, silvery-blue. Propagated by cuttings 87-91%. In 1914, it was discovered by the breeder J. Van Heiningen in the USA.

Due to its low growth and beautiful color, the needles are a very decorative plant.

Recommended for rooftop greening, container growing, rocky gardens where planting in large groups is preferred.

5. Juniper Cossack Cupressifiolia with bluish-green needles.

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Ground cover forms are often found among junipers:

  • juniper horizontal Hughes with silvery-blue needles and branches pressed to the ground. Juniper horizontal, dwarf form. Height 0.4-0.5 m, crown diameter 2 m. Creeping crown. The bark is gray-brown. Scaly needles, silvery-blue. It grows slowly. Photophilous, but tolerates slight shading. Prefers rather moist, sandy loam soils. Frost resistant. Application: single and group landings. Used as a ground cover plant on rocky hills. Popular varieties include Glauca (blue with a steel sheen) and Bar Harbo (gray-blue).
  • juniper horizontal Glauca with bluish steel needles.

For well-drained steep slopes in the shade, more drought-resistant and shade-tolerant crops will be required, for example: horizontal cotoneaster. Coastal plants and moisture-loving perennials can be planted at the mouth of the stream.

The central element of the entire composition is still conifers, dwarf forms of juniper, spruce, thuja, cypress, mountain pine, they give the area a unique charm. In addition, the combination of evergreens with stones has a special charm.

Also read:

• How to build an artificial stream at a summer cottage

• Various ways to create an artificial stream at a summer cottage

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