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Savin Juniper
Juniperus sabina
Savin Juniper; the cultivar 'Calgary Carpet'
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 4-6 Feet
Mature Width: 5-10 Feet
Features: Evergreen foliage; some cultivars have colored foliage.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil is best, but tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Broadmoor' - 2-3 feet tall, spreading to 10 feet wide, foliage is gray green, resistant to blight.
  • 'Buffalo' - 12 inches high, spreading to 10 feet wide, bright green foliage, hardy to zone 3.
  • 'Skandia' - Dense, layered habit, 1- 1 ½ feet tall, spreading to 10 feet wide; gray green foliage, blight resistant.
Mature Form: Spreading; upright to vase-shaped
Native To: Europe and Asia
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: As with other species of juniper, there are numerous cultivars available and they vary widely in the characteristics.

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