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Juniperus communis ‘Hibernica’ (Irish Juniper)

Irish Juniper 'Hibernica', Common Juniper 'Hibernica', Juniper 'Hibernica', Juniperus communis var. hemisphera 'Hibernica'

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Juniperus communis 'Hibernica', Common Juniper 'Hibernica', Juniper 'Hibernica', Irish Juniper, Juniperus communis var. hemisphera 'Hibernica', Evergreen Shrub, Evergreen Tree

Highly popular, Juniperus communis ‘Hibernica’ (Irish Juniper) is a large, pillar-shaped evergreen shrub forming a splendid exclamation point in the landscape. Its dense and compact erect branches bear short, prickly, pale green needles adorned with a silver band, creating a lovely blue-green effect. They grow upwards and do not bend under a heavy snowfall. Introduced in 1838, this heirloom cultivar is ideal for providing year-round structure. Becoming broader and conical with age, it makes a wonderful specimen plant, adds accent vertical lines to the landscape. Perfect for hedges and windbreaks.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 5-15 ft. tall (150-450 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including poor soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, for foundation plantings, rock gardens, or containers.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to the Northern Hemisphere.

Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Common Juniper, Juniper
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' - 15'
(150cm - 4.6m)
Spread 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Juniperus chinensis ‘Kallay’s Compact’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Holbert’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Angelica Blue’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Fairview’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Heaven’ (Rocky Mountain Juniper)
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’ (Creeping Juniper)

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Common Juniper, Juniper
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' - 15'
(150cm - 4.6m)
Spread 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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