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Kalebab Juniper*

Juniperus communis 'Kalebab'

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Kalebab Juniper (Juniperus communis 'Kalebab') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Kalebab Juniper

Kalebab Juniper

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Kalebab Juniper (Juniperus communis 'Kalebab') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Kalebab Juniper foliage

Kalebab Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3


A fine upright spreading juniper with narrow, white topped, light green foliage that makes the plant shine; a beautiful specimen for adding to the landscape or to enhance the skyline of your garden, exceptionally hardy

Ornamental Features

Kalebab Juniper has attractive white foliage with light green undersides. The needles are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Kalebab Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kalebab Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Kalebab Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features