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Juniperus sabina 'Arcadia'

  • Common Name
    Arcadia Juniper
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Ground Cover
  • Size
    1' x 1.5' x 4' - 5'
  • Flower Color
    Insignificant
  • Bloom Time
    N / A
  • Leaves
    Grass-Green
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    N / A
  • Growth Rate
    Moderate
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Erosion Control
    • Low Maintenance
  • Water Use
    • Low
    • Moderate
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This is a very hardy, slightly mounded, low gowing juniper with dense, grass-green foliage. It can be used as a foundation plant, on slopes for erosion control, as a lawn replacement, in an entry way, or along a parking strip. It is less susceptible to Juniper Blight than other junipers

    Plant slightly above soil grade in any well-drained soils in full sun. Adding compost to the soil will improve the initial growth rate of the plant and improve drainage. Water well after planting. Mulch around plant in a 2' - 3' diameter.

    Junipers have few pests or diseases. It is susceptible to spider mites but this more resistant to Juniper Blight than other varieties. Check the UC IPM website for treatment options.

  • Master Gardener Comments
    N / A
  • Varietals

    J. sabina 'Blue Forest' - upturned , ascending, blue foliaged branches to 18 inches high. More resistant to Juniper Blight then other varietals.

    J. sabina 'Buffalo' - bright green, feathery foliage to 1 foot tall and 8 feet wide