Once established, needs only occasional watering.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us sa-BI-na|
|Lore||All parts of the plant are considered poisonous and therefore used as a medicinal only under dire circumstances.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 4 to 6 ft. high, 5 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Does not flower|
|Design Ideas||Savin Juniper is upright with horizontal branching that takes well to long narrow planters. It can be used as a divider between close driveways, where it stands up to the worst treatment. Can be grouped in threes to fives for an island of foliage surrounded by more seasonal plantings. With its moderate height, it will never grow too tall to see over when planted as a hedge. An excellent choice for very cold winter regions, where evergreen color in the dormant season is rare.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Combine Savin with hardy evergreen trees that have a conical habit such as Chattanooga Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Chattanooga') or Green Columnar Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Columnaris') for a golden vertical accent. Combine with the big bright-berried Yukon BelleTM Pyracantha (Pyracantha angustifolia 'Monon') or, for foliar contrast year-round, try the bronze-leafed Sparkle Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Sparkle').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7