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Loder's Juniper*

Juniperus squamata 'Loderi'

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Loder's Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Loderi') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Loder's Juniper

Loder's Juniper

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

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Singleseed Juniper

Description:

A rare but refined accent evergreen which has a distinctly upright habit with dense bluish foliage which feathers at the tips, giving a soft appearance from a distance; best used alone in the garden for articulation or as an accent in the rock garden

Ornamental Features

Loder's Juniper has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Loder's Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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.

Loder's Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Loder's Juniper will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

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 selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

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

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