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Sabina Juniper, Tam Juniper, Buffalo Juniper
Scientific Name: Juniperus sabina L.
Family: Cupressaceae
Sabina Juniper, Tam Juniper, Buffalo Juniper (Juniperus  sabina)
Juniper sabina 'Tamariscifolia'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-24,31-45
USDA: 7-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Resistant to heat in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Asia

Growth Habits: Up to 18 inches tall (45 cm) depending on variety

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds, layering, cuttings at the end of the summer.

Many varieties are available:
Tamariscifolia: Blue green foliage, very popular as ground cover, heat resistant, to 10 feet wide (3 m). Sabina juniper varieties can be recognized by the faintly unpleasant smell of the crushed foliage.

Cultural Practices:
Junipers can be pruned easily. They tend to do better in full sun, although their leaves can get burned in summer in the hot deserts.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Junipers are dioecious. Brown berries, delicately sprinkled with bluish powder, are present on female plants where they take several years to ripen. Seeds should be kept at room temperature for 3 months and the kept in the vegetable compartment in your fridge for another 3 months before being sown.

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