Juniperus communis Tortuga™


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Plant Code: JUTO

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This evergreen, deer resistant groundcover creates a low mound of fluffy, jade-green foliage begging to be touched. Performs like a champion in a sunny garden. Native to North America. Simply plant Juniper Tortuga and once it is established, forget it. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, carefree and easy to grow.


Type: Shrubs, Groundcovers
Height: Medium 2'
Spacing: Plant 3-4' apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Not Applicable
Patent: Pending 'SMNJCB'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Groundcovers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Juniperus General Information

Junipers are an excellent choice for year-round color in sunny, dry spots. Juniper provide excellent texture for a nice edger or maintenance-free groundcover. Durable deer and drought-resistant foliage for a bright, sunny garden. Great for erosion and weed control too. Evergreen foliage provides year-round color. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Juniperus Plant Care

Plant Juniper where it will get at least 6 hours of bright sun in well-drained soil for optimum success. Little to no pruning is needed but select branches can be removed to shape or manage growth. Fertilize in early spring once the ground has thawed using a granular garden, rose, or tree fertilizer.