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Moor-Dense® Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Monard'

Pronunciation: ju-NIP-er-us sa-BI-na
SKU #05165
3-7

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OVERVIEW
Description A more defined, denser form of the valued Broadmoor Juniper, with crisp, bright green foliage. An excellent, low-growing, spreading evergreen for use as a groundcover, in rock gardens, or cascading over walls or planters.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 5 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Low rich green mounding junipers are the perfect choice for erosion control coverage on cut slopes and natural banks where run-off is a problem. This plant is perfect for nestling landscape boulders or softening the top edge of a masonry retaining wall. Makes an excellent winter structural plant for mixed borders that tend to look too barren in the colder months. Makes a useful problem solver in native and wild gardens when arranged in naturalistic compositions. As with most junipers it is welcome in Japanese gardens either natural or pruned into creative bonsai forms.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
CARE
Care 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 5 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.
HISTORY
Lore The leaves of this juniper are toxic but used in certain home remedy ointments in the Old World. Foliage was repellent to lice and used in rural areas and later oils extracted from the plant were used in traditional insecticides.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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