Had high hopes for this juniper, but it could not handle the hot, burning days of Summer in south central Montana I cannot recommend this plant Very disappointed
Tortuga® Juniperus communis
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Tough guy, eh?
Yes, indeed! Tortuga juniper is simply one of the toughest evergreens we offer. Simply plant this handsome native juniper in a sunny, well-drained spot and watch it beautify your yard all year long. It naturally grows as a low-mounded groundcover, with pleasing emerald-green foliage. Readily withstands cold, sun, drought, deer, rabbits, air pollution, and even black walnut trees.
Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.
Top reasons to grow Tortuga juniper:
- Tough, sun-loving evergreen transforms difficult spots into a carpet of green.
- Very resistant to drought and deer.
- No pruning required.Fall InterestWinter InterestHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantErosion ControlResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:SpreadingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Lawn SubstituteUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Ground cover, edging, lawn substitute.Maintenance Notes:
Junipers are an excellent choice for year-round color in sunny, dry spots. Plant where they get at least six hours of bright sun each day for best results. Little to no pruning is needed; remove select branches to shape or manage growth if necessary. If you wish to fertilize, do so in early spring, once the ground has thawed, using a granular garden, rose, or tree fertilizer.Tortuga® Juniperus communis 'SMNJCB' USPP 32,393, Can PBRAF
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Cecilia, Montana, United States, 6 weeks ago
New this year. What a nice plant with resilient growth. Tolerating clay soil in 100 degree heat and high humidity this summer. Full sun to some with filtered shade.Ann Lif, Nebraska, United States, 1 year ago