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Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'

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Tam Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia') at Viola Nursery & Greenhouse

Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'

Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'

(Photo courtesy of Monrovia)

Height: 24 inches

Spread: 9 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 4a


A select groundcover evergreen for home landscape and garden use; very attractive blue-green foliage, low growing, wide spreading and densely branched, forms a mound; excellent in massing and groupings or as a groundcover, very popular for its texture

Ornamental Features:

Tam Juniper has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are ornamentally significant but remain bluish-green through the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces blue berries from late spring right through to late winter.

Landscape Attributes:

Tam Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

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.

Tam Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Groundcover
  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Tam Juniper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow 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 a low-water garden or xeriscape application. 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 selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


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

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Massing Garden Groundcover
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