Scientific Name: Juniperus sabina
Common Name: tamarix juniper, savin juniper
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Scale-like, Opposite, Whorled, Imbricate, Leathery, Glabrous, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Green, Blue, Aug-Sep-Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Usually a low shrub (rarely a small tree); branches dense, usually prostrate, with upturned ends; foliage dark green with no purplish color in winter, unpleasant aroma when crushed; scale-like leaves opposite (4 ranked), ovate, 1-3mm long (full sun); awl-like leaves (shaded parts) in whorls, needle part about 4mm long, monoecious or more commonly dioecious - pollen cones catkin-like; seed cones bluish-black, berry-like on curved stalks, globose or ovoid, 5-7mm wide, 4-6 scales; seeds 1-3 per cone, ovate, furrowed. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>