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Irish Juniper Juniperus communis 'Hibernica'

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Description

Irish juniper  or 'Hibernica' is a needled evergreen shrub cultivar in the Cupressaceae (cypress) family.  It grows as a dense, upright narrow column that becomes broader and conical with age from 5 to 15 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.  The branch tips are stiff and erect.

Plant in the full sun in well drained soil.  It is resistant to drought once established and is not often browsed by deer.

Use this narrow columnar tree to line walkways, fence lines, or to delineate areas in the landscape.  Its vertical presence also makes a n attractive green backdrop in the back of a border.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Insects that may damage this juniper include bagworms, webworms, and scale.  Blight and rust issues are common on junipers

More information on Juniperus communis.

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Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#columnar#needled evergreen#deer resistant#vertical spaces#border back
 
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Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#columnar#needled evergreen#deer resistant#vertical spaces#border back
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    communis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Conical
    Dense
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits, cones.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bluish-white foliage near the apex. Bluish-green below. Dull blue-green when young.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought