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Juniperus spp

  • Common Name
    Juniper
  • Category
    Shrub
  • Height
    6"-15'
  • Width
    3-15'
  • Exposure
    Sn/Par-Shady
  • Water
    Drought Tolerant
  • Season_of_Interest
    Year-round
  • Deer Resist.?
    Yes
  • Ca. Native?
    Some
  • Evergreen/Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Superstar Plants
    No
  • Notes/Remarks

    Huge variety, from groundcovers to large shrubs. Many landscape uses. Tolerant of many conditions and useful in hot, sunny sites.

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  • Plant Description

    Many varieties from groundcovers to upright shrubs; most are slow-growing but long-lived. Foliage varies from bluish to dark green with short needles or overlapping scales. Occasionally prune out dead wood underneath, which poses a fire hazard. Roots will rot in heavy, wet soil. Inland, provide partial shade to reduce need for summer irrigation.