|Juniper - 'Skandia'|
|A stunning shade tolerant, low growing groundcover evergreen for general landscape use. It has attractive medium green, soft textured foliage with wide spreading with gently arching branches. Excellent in mass plantings, groupings or as a groundcover.|
|Skandia Juniper Hanging Over a Reatining Wall|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Juniperus sabina 'Skandia'|
|Height - 1ft (0.3m)||Spread 5ft (1.5m)|
|Summer leaf colour - Greyish green||Fall leaf colour - greyish green|
|Fruit - small blue||Bark - brown rough|
|Blossoms - Innocuous||Fragrance - juniper|
|Habit - Ground hugging||Placement - full sun to full shade, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||Excellent low spreading ground cover for shady areas|
The Skandia Juniper has attractive grayish green foliage that stays pretty well the same colour pretty well all year long. The innocuous flowers produce blue berries from late spring right through to late winter.
This 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. It is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning in early spring if the branches get too long.
This shrub will grow to be about 12 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 performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. 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.
|Price last updated on Feb 09, 2014||Listing of Evergreens|