So disappointed From the description, I had thought I found the one brave plant to survive here in zone 4 Montana Failed. I purchased three. Only one is barely hanging on. The ones planted in full sun got totally burned by the summer sun and heat. The one that I planted in partial shade in trying to hold on to life. Very disappointed. Will not try again.
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 TolerantResists: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 GLEMBOCKI, Montana, United States, 13 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, 15 weeks ago