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Plant Guide

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
Leaves
Grass-Green
Evergreen
Evergreen
Deer Resistant
Rarely Damaged
Wildlife Value
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
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

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