TORTUGA®

Juniper

Juniperus communis

'SMNJCB'

PP#32,393; CBRAF

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Emerald green foliage of Tortuga juniper The unique compact habit of Tortuga, a native juniper Three specimens of Tortuga juniper in a landscape bed The soft-looking foliage of tortuga juniper The needle like foliage of juniperus communis Tortuga juniper planted as a ground cover
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
  • Deer resistant
Description

Tortuga® juniper is an even tougher than average selection of our native Juniperus communis that naturally grows as a neat, low mound of fluffy, jade green foliage. The perfect plant for even the most difficult locations, such as underneath a silver maple. It is tolerant of deer, drought, dry soil, air pollution, poor fertility, mountain goats, polar vortexes, black walnut toxicity, sand, rocks, ground hogs, limestone, and road salt; perhaps more. 

USDA Zone
2 - 7 (-50°F/-45.5°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Non-blooming
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
4", Quick Turn

Soil

Well-drained soil is imperative.

Pruning

Pruning is not typically required as a matter of course; prune to shape or to control spread as needed.

Uses

Groundcover; mass plantings.

Growing Tips

Does not tolerate hot, humid climates.