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DESIGNING WITH JUNIPERS




  • USDA Hardiness Zone:

    • Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) – Zone 2
    • Alligator Juniper (Juniperus deppeana) – Zone 8
    • Syrian Juniper (Juniperus drupacea) – Zone 7
    • Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) – Zone 4
    • One-Seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) – Zone 4
    • Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) – Zone 5
    • Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) – Zone 3
    • Eastern Juniper or Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) – Zone 4

    AHS Heat Zone:

    • Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) – Zone 6-1
    • Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) – Zone 9-1
    • Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) – Zone 7-1
    • Eastern Juniper or Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) – Zone 9-1

    Chill Requirement: no reliable information can be found

    Plant Type: Medium to large-sized Shrubs; Small to medium-sized Trees
    Leaf Type: Evergreen
    Forest Garden Use: Canopy Layer, Sub-Canopy (Understory) Layer, Shrub Layer, Groundcover
    Cultivars/Varieties: Many species, hybrids, and varieties available.

    Pollination: Plant is dioecious (has male and female plants). Typically one male for up to eight females are used. Pollinated by the wind.
    Flowering: Summer

    Life Span:
    Years to Begin Bearing: 2-3 years
    Years of Useful Life: Potential to live over 800 years!

    Unripe berries on Eastern Juniper or Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
     
    An awful application, but useful example, of a solid Juniper hedge.
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