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Taylor Juniper

Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor'

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Taylor Juniper (Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor') at Bachman's Landscaping

Taylor Juniper

Taylor Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Taylor Juniper (Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor') at Bachman's Landscaping

Taylor Juniper

Taylor Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

When you just have to have that exclamation point in your landscape, this is it - a pencil-thin columnar evergreen with grayish-green foliage held in a distinctive way; best used with a specific purpose or design in mind, can be used as a formal hedge

Ornamental Features

Taylor Juniper has attractive grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Taylor Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Taylor Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Taylor Juniper will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

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 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 selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features