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Buffalo Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Buffalo'

SKU
05170
A very durable, low-growing, wide-spreading conifer with soft, feathery green foliage. Provides excellent coverage and erosion control for slopes. Works well as groundcover along walkways, in borders, and in rock gardens. Cascades nicely over retaining walls. Tolerates heat, cold, and drought. Easy to grow, even under coastal conditions. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us sa-BI-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches less than 1 ft. tall, spreading up to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasWhen creeping shrubs such as this are used as groundcover, you can plant them through weed-blocking fabric. Thrives in rocky ground, mountainous conditions and where the soil is thin. Use on slopes for coverage or erosion control. Allow it to drape off retaining walls or cover unsightly transition zones at the edges of paving. Excellent deer resistance.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsClematis (Clematis); Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Catmint (Nepeta)

Adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Space 6 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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