Common Juniper
Juniperus communis 'Repanda'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: communis (KOM-yoo-nis) (Info)
Cultivar: Repanda
Registered or introduced: 1934

Category:

Groundcovers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Bronze-Green

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Moss Point, Mississippi

Cincinnati, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 7, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This older cultivar is much used for ground cover.
An easily grown plant, it succeeds in hot dry soils and in poor soils.Succeeds in most soils so long as they are well drained Sandy to heavy clay.

Rather dull bronze-green in winter, dark green with brownish stems in summer, branches thin and densely arranged, needles 5-8 mm, and its foliage is soft to the touch.

Discovered in Ireland