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Can you identify this juniper?

Posted by diginthedirt17 z5 IL (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 7, 10 at 0:08

It's planted near my house and I love the color and shape. Any ideas? I'm in zone 5. Thank you!

Here is a link that might be useful: picture of juniper


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RE: Can you identify this juniper?

  • Posted by laag z6CapeCod (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 7, 10 at 7:05

It looks like Tam Juniper.


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RE: Can you identify this juniper?

Thank you!

After googling Tam Juniper I agree, it looks just like it. I thought maybe Buffalo Juniper but Tam looks like the ticket.

Never heard of it, I wonder if it's hard to find. Hope not, it's pretty good looking for a juniper! :)


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 7, 10 at 18:14

I don't think you will have a hard time finding a Juniper tam. Around here, it's the most common Juniper of all. It's also invariably planted too close to a sidewalk or driveway. It gets over 12 ft. wide and doesn't look well when sheared to keep it in bounds.


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RE: Can you identify this juniper?

Stunning at its current size and in that location. I think this is the same one that I've also seen spilling down a retaining wall - it does that very well too. I agree that sheared it wouldn't do it's thing nicely at all.

Hi again Botann! Long time no see.

KarinL


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RE: Can you identify this juniper?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 8, 10 at 4:45

'Tamariscifolia' and 'Buffalo' are both Savin junipers. There are others as well.


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