Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Singleseed Juniper

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Low Evergreen
  • Scientific Name: Juniperus squamata Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Juniper
  • Related Cultivars:

    Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
    Juniperus squamata 'Prostrata'

  • Zone: Dependant on Cultivar
  • Plant Size: dependent on cultivar
  • Bloom Color: Not Applicable
  • Habit: Dependant on Cultivar
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Tolerates poor dry soils. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    There are several attractive blue-foliage cultivars of this species. Resistant to juniper blight.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Regular pruning on spreading type junipers is very important to maintain the desired size and to avoid makor reconstructive pruning.

    Cut back the most vigorous shoots inside the body of the plant where they meet another branch. This will reduce the size of the plant while maintaining a natural appearance.

    This type of pruning may be done prior to new growth in spring or in mid-July.

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