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Green Sargent Juniper*

Juniperus chinensis 'var. sargentii Viridis'

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Green Sargent Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'var. sargentii Viridis') at The Growing Place

Green Sargent Juniper

Green Sargent Juniper

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

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A low growing evergreen with soft, light green needle-like foliage and showy blue berries; very wide growing and sprawling; ideal for use as a low groundcover in sunny dry locations, a distinct improvement over Sargent juniper

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Ornamental Features

Green Sargent Juniper has attractive light green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain light green throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Sargent 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. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Green Sargent Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Green Sargent Juniper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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 not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. 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

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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