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Sargent Juniper | Plant Profile

Sargent Juniper (Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii) are needled evergreen conifers. These are creeping shrubs that grow significantly wider than tall. The blue/green leaves are aromatic, producing the familiar evergreen fragrance.

Sargent Juniper prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun. Once established, these shrubs can be tolerant of some drought, air pollution, and a wide range of soils. Do not plant in wet or saturated soils.

Sargent Juniper are groundcover shrubs that often cover hillsides or slopes. They can help with erosion control in areas with poor soils. They are a low maintenance option for flat or sloped areas near structures.


Sargent Juniper Characteristics

Sargent Juniper are low-growing evergreen shrubs that are a very popular landscaping option in Pennsylvania. These shrubs are dioecious, meaning that individual plants are either male or female. Berries are only produced on female plants when the flowers have been pollinated by male plants. The berries are attractive to birds.

Sargent Juniper rarely have serious disease or insect issues. Occasionally, needle blight, tip blight, and cedar apple rust may occur. Insect visitors include bagworms, webworms, and scale. Root rot is common in poorly drained soils.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 9
1.00 - 2.00'
8.00 - 10.00'
Bloom Time
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?