Mountain Juniper

Juniperus communis var. montana (var. jackii)

SKU
08490
Deep green needles on whipcord-like branches each have a prominent silver-blue band creating a natural low groundcover with an interesting texture. A rugged, low-growing evergreen shrub for slopes, rock gardens or any well-drained, sunny location. May be trained as a bonsai specimen or into upright forms for vertical accent.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us kom-MU-nis MON-tah-nuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches just 3 to 6 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseRock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureEasy Care Plant

Highly adaptable and easy to grow in average well-drained soils, even poor, rocky soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Control weeds until plants have filled in. Feed in early spring. Prune only as needed to maintain desired shape.

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