Savin juniper

Juniperus sabina ‘Blue Forest’

Photo/Illustration: 
Todd Meier
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Savin juniper (Juniperus sabina ‘Blue Forest’)
Genus:  Juniperus
This spreading, low-growing shrub has attractive bluish-green foliage and unusual upturned branches that create the appearance of a miniature blue forest. The mature size is 10 inches tall, with a spread that can reach 4 feet wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Excellent groundcover.
Care:  Grows well in well-drained soil and tolerates a wide variety of types of soils and conditions.
Propagation:  Take ripe cuttings in late autumn through winter and root in a humid cold frame. Or take softwood cuttings in summer under mist with bottom heat.
Problems:  Leaf miners, bark beetles, scale insects, aphids, mites, and caterpillars. Phomopsis twig blight, Gymnosporangium (cedar-apple) rust, dieback and canker, lesion nematodes, brown felt blight, and various heart and wood rots.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Beds and Borders
Type
Shrubs

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