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Scientific Name: Juniperus sabina
Pronunciation: joo-NIP-ur-us say-BYE-nuh
Common Name: tamarix juniper, savin juniper
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
Key ID Features: Leaves scale like in full sun to awl-like in shaded parts, dark green with no purplish color in winter, unpleasant aroma when crushed; usually dioecious: male plants produce catkin-like pollen cones and female plants form bluish-black seed cones that are berry-like.
Course(s): AARB 1012, HORT 1155, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars on campus include J. ‘Tam New Blue’. (outstanding blue-green foliage). Other popular cultivars include J.‘Tamariscifolia’.
tamarix juniper, savin juniper
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Scale-like
Arrangement: Imbricate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Rhomboidal
Apices: Mucronate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Colour (petals): No flowers, Yellow, Brown
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr
Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Blue, Green
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Showy

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Mites, Root rot, Rust, ( Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: Gymnosporangium
(NRY) NuRserY : cv. Buffalo
(ONE) Overpass North side East : 663, cv. Tam New Blue
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