Tortuga® Juniper

Tortuga juniper is a super-tough selection of our native common juniper (Juniperus communis) that naturally grows as a neat, low mound of fluffy, jade green foliage. The perfect plant for even the most difficult locations, it tolerates deer, drought, dry soil, air pollution, poor fertility, mountain goats, polar vortexes, black walnut toxicity, sand, rocks, ground hogs, limestone, and road salt, just to name a few challenges. An ideal choice for adding evergreen interest to the edge of sidewalks, the front of beds, or even as a ground cover.

Additional information

Dimensions3 × 2 ft
Botanical Name

Juniperus communis 'SMNJCB' PP#32,393, CBRAF

Zone

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-drained

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest

Breeder

Tim Wood, Michigan

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Plant Care

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do – dry, sandy soils are fine. Will not thrive in wet soils.

Water: Average to very low water needs; drought tolerant once established.

Fertilizing: Little to none needed. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer for trees and shrubs once in early spring.

Pruning: Seldom needed. May be selectively pruned as and if needed.