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Scandia Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Skandia'

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Scandia Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Skandia') at Gertens

Scandia Juniper

Scandia Juniper

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Scandia Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Skandia') at Gertens

Scandia Juniper

Scandia Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Skandia

Brand:  Gertens

Description:

A stunning groundcover evergreen for general landscape use; attractive dusty green foliage and a soft texture, wide spreading with gently arching branches; excellent in massing and groupings or as a groundcover, lower growing than Arcadia

Ornamental Features

Scandia Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has attractive grayish green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Scandia 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 high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Scandia Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Scandia Juniper will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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. 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.

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Characteristics
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Applications
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Ornamental Features