Juniperus sabina 'Buffalo'Item #5170 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Wide-spreading groundcover with soft, feathery foliage. Excellent in rock gardens or cascading over walls or planters. Easy to grow, even under coastal conditions. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to less than 1 ft. tall, spreading to 8 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us sa-BI-naDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to less than 1 ft. tall, spreading to 8 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Conifer; 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.Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.