Juniper

Juniper

Juniper is a great plant for filling in space fast, whether as a groundcover, a screen, or vertical punctuation in a border. Its scaly foliage is feathery and graceful, a good contrast to large-leaf plants. For low-water or rock gardens, the low-growing juniper forms a naturalistic mat that often acquires richer color in the winter. Juniper thrives in a full-sun site in well-drained soil. Most varieties are drought-tolerant once established.

Light: Part Sun, Sun

Type: Shrub

Height: 8 to 20 feet

Width: To 20 feet wide

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage Color: Blue-Green

Seasonal Features: Spring Bloom, Winter Interest

Problem Solvers: Drought Tolerant, Good for Privacy, Groundcover

Special Features: Attracts Birds, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance

Zones: 3-9 (Sunnyvale is zone 9)