Juniperus Tortuga™


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Top Notch for a Difficult Spot
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.

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Plant Type Shrubs, Groundcovers

Species communis

Height Medium 2'

Spacing Plant 3-4' apart

Bloom Time Not Applicable

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 3-7

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

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Proven Winners

These varieties have been proven in trials around the world to be vigorous and easy to grow. Best of all, Proven Winners are known to be absolutely covered with vibrant, long-blooming flowers.

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Groundcovers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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.