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Pioneer Juniper*

Juniperus communis 'Pioneer'

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

Pioneer Juniper

Pioneer Juniper

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

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

A low spreading groundcover evergreen with green foliage flecked with silver stripes; exceptionally hardy and will tolerate the most adverse conditions, particularly dry sites; turns a curious yellowish-copper color in winter

Ornamental Features

Pioneer Juniper has attractive green foliage with silver stripes. The needles are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pioneer Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

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.

Pioneer Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Pioneer Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow 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 a low-water garden or xeriscape application. 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
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
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