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Juniperus sabina (Savin Juniper)

Savin Juniper


Exceedingly tough, Juniperus sabina (Savin Juniper) is a shrubby evergreen conifer of spreading or creeping habit with slender shoots clothed with dark green, scale-like leaves which do not turn purple in winter. Aromatic, the foliage gives off a fetid smell when crushed. The red-brown bark peels in strips on mature stems. Valued for its decorative effect throughout the year, this small Juniper makes a wonderful specimen plant or hedge. Great for erosion control.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 5-10 ft. wide (150-300 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including clay soils. Drought tolerant once established. Intolerant of wet soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant. Great for coastal gardens, city gardens, cottage gardens, foundation plantings, banks and slopes or hedges.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to central and southern Europe

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
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, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
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, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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