Juniperus communis


USPP 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

Tortuga™ juniper is a super-tough 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)

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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 2 1/4", 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.