juniperus / Juniper

Few plants tolerate cold, drought, and other adverse conditions better than the Juniper.  Extremely tolerant of drought once established its no wonder these are one of few plants you'll find growing naturally in regions of the badlands.  There are many varieties of juniper to choose from and we carry several that can be found below.  Pay attention to their mature size when selecting them for a certain purpose.


Sea Green Juniper

Height:  4 - 6 ft
Spread:  4 - 6 ft
Foliage:  Mint Green
Fall Foliage:  None
Zone:  4 - 8

 

Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Green'

Attractive mint-green foliage on graceful, fountain-like arching branches makes this an excellent evergreen for the foundation landscape. The foliage darkens in cold weather.


Uses:

Foundation plant, evergreen hedge, border, accent plant


Blue Chip Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'

A prostrate juniper that maintains an outstanding blue color all season. Best in sun or light shade. Compact growth habit that needs little shearing.


Uses:

Foundation plant, evergreen hedge, border, accent plant

 

Height:  8 - 10 in
Spread:  3 - 5 ft
Foliage:  Blue - Silver
Fall Foliage:  None
Zone:  3 - 8


andorra compact juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Compacta'

A compact form of the Andorra juniper with light green foliage in summer, that turns a plum color in fall and winter. Excellent, low growing evergreen.


Uses:

Foundation plant, border, accent plant, xeriscape

 

Height:  18 in
Spread:  3 - 5 ft
Foliage:  Gray Green
Winter Foliage: Plum/Purple
Zone:  3 - 8


Hughes Juniper

Height:  15 in
Spread:  6 - 8 ft
Foliage:  Gray Green
Winter Foliage: Plum/Purple
Zone:  3 - 8

 

Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes'

This silvery-blue, low growing, spreading juniper is very popular where it is known. Similar to Andorra Compact in height and adds color to the landscape.


Uses:

Foundation plant, border, accent plant, xeriscape


Prince of Wales Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales'

Low-growing, forming a dense mat 4 - 6 inches high. Medium, bright green color. During late fall and winter the exposed leaves are purple tinged. Very hardy. Found in 1931 in the Pedkisco Creek area of Alberta, Canada, near the Morden Research Station and introduced by them in 1967


Uses:

Foundation plant, border, accent plant, xeriscape

 

Height:  6 in
Spread:  3 - 5 ft
Foliage:  Rich Green
Winter Foliage: Plum/Purple
Zone:  3 - 8


Savin Juniper

Height:  3 - 6 ft
Spread:  5 - 8 ft
Foliage:  Rich Green
Winter Foliage: Green
Zone:  3 - 7

 

Juniperus sabina

Upright in habit with dark green foliage. Compact growth makes this an excellent choice for the foundation planting.


Uses:

Foundation plant, border, accent plant, xeriscape


Arcadia Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Arcadia'

Rich green foliage with lacy texture and a semi-spreading growth habit. Likes fully exposed locations. Excellent for foundation and mass plantings.


Uses:

Foundation plant, border, accent plant, xeriscape

 

Height:  12 - 18 in
Spread:  3 - 5 ft
Foliage:  Rich Green
Winter Foliage: Green
Zone:  3 - 7


Few plants tolerate cold, drought, and other adverse conditions better than the Juniper.
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MEDORA JUNIPER

Height:  12 - 18 in
Spread:  3 - 5 ft
Foliage:  Gray green
Winter Foliage: Blue
Zone:  3 - 7

 

Juniperus scopulorum 'Medora'

***A LOCAL FAVORITE***

A selection from the Badlands of North Dakota. A slender-shaped variety with a blue-green color. Needs little shearing to produce a narrow specimen. Slow growing. An excellent columnar blue juniper, hardy and acclimated for the northern prairie states of the U.S. and the prairie provinces of Canada.


Uses:

Accent plant, xeriscape, focal plant,


Eastern red cedar

Juniperus virginiana

The Eastern red-cedar is a small tree, native to North America. These cold-hardy, adaptable evergreen trees serve many purposes in the landscape, especially in sites that are dry, alkaline or windy. The foliage of scale-like needles is attractive but prickly. In late summer and fall, many junipers have blue-green berry-like fruits, actually modified cones, that attract birds. Because they are quite salt-tolerant, they can be used near roads, driveways, and sidewalks. Eastern red cedar is usually a tree, but there are shrub-sized cultivars available.


Uses:

Accent plant, xeriscape, focal plant, Evergreen Hedge

 

Height:  15 - 25 ft
Spread:  3 - 5 ft
Foliage:  Silvery green
Winter Foliage: Purplish silver
Zone:  3 - 7