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Sierra Spreader Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Sierra Spreader'

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Sierra Spreader Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Sierra Spreader') at Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Sierra Spreader Juniper

Sierra Spreader Juniper

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Sierra Spreader Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Sierra Spreader') at Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Sierra Spreader Juniper foliage

Sierra Spreader Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a


A beautiful dense groundcover evergreen for home landscape use; very attractive green foliage, low growing and extremely wide spreading; excellent in massing and groupings or as a groundcover

Ornamental Features

Sierra Spreader Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has rich green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain green throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Sierra Spreader Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sierra Spreader Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Sierra Spreader Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Fruit  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features
This Plant Library is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally and changes from day to day, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.