Juniperus sabina var. tamariscifolia
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us sa-BI-na tam-ar-iss-sif-FOH-lee-a|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 30 in. tall, spreading 10 to 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Carefree Groundcover|
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