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Tamarix Juniper

Juniperus sabina var. tamariscifolia

SKU
05190
A densely branched, low-growing conifer that gracefully spreads to form mounds of soft, scale-like, rich green foliage. An excellent conifer for use as a large scale groundcover, on banks and slopes, or as a rock garden accent. 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 tam-ar-iss-sif-FOH-lee-a
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 30 in. tall, spreading 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis Juniper spreads but is not ground hugging. Instead, it makes graceful wide mounds that are particularly lovely as individual specimens in fields of gravel or bark. A good choice for warm-winter regions, where it fits nicely into settings that are both tropical and Asian in appearance. Adds accent to a mass of flatter Juniper used for erosion control on banks and slopes. Particularly lovely in raised or seatwall planters.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, 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); Catmint (Nepeta); Barberry (Berberis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

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 10 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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