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Hedgehog Juniper Juniperus communis 'Echiniformis'

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

Hedgehog Juniper is a dwarf, rounded Chinese juniper in the cypress family with a dense, short branching pattern. It is slow-growing and has a bluish-green color with needle-like juvenile foliage and grows 8-10 inches high and 24 inches wide.

Grow this plant in full sun in average, well-drained garden soil. It is drought tolerant and prefers being on the dry side. Use in a rock garden, container, as a ground cover or border. It is also used in bonsai.

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Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#sun#drought tolerant#shrub#container plant#slow growing#blue green needles#bonsai#deer resistant#groundcover#rock gardens
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#sun#drought tolerant#shrub#container plant#slow growing#blue green needles#bonsai#deer resistant#groundcover#rock gardens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    communis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 8 in. - 0 ft. 10 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Needle-like juvenile blue-green foliage
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil