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Ground Juniper Juniperus communis 'Depressa'

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jew-NIP-er-us KOM-yoo-nis
Description

'Depressa' is very tolerant of adverse conditions.  It grows in dry, rocky and sandy soils.  It has a broad, low, vase-shaped form and ascending branchlet tips.

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#evergreen#food source winter#food source fall#food source spring#food source herbage#food source soft mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#food source winter#food source fall#food source spring#food source herbage#food source soft mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    communis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from October to March
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from March to April
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Awl-like gray-green to blue-green needles with sharp points. Glaucous band on the upper surface with a green margin. Brown winter color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds