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Miniature Juniper*

Juniperus communis 'Miniature'

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

Miniature Juniper foliage

Miniature Juniper foliage

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

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A lovely conifer that can lend itself to a variety of garden styles, formal or casual; columnar shape can be used in multiples to create a backdrop, or for framing walks or driveways; likes good drainage and protection from extreme weather

Ornamental Features

Miniature Juniper has attractive grayish green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Miniature 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.

Miniature Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Miniature Juniper will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features