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Buffalo Juniper




The Buffalo Juniper is an old-fashioned landscape plant, common in establish landscapes but not currently popular. Prone to spider mites. Many different varieties available, extremely difficult to distinguish. It is a low, spreading juniper. The bright green, soft, feathery foliage retains good color in winter. An excellent hardy ground cover. The plant is an evergreen plant needing full sun. It is also used for hedges.
The plant has a fruit in the shape of a tiny cone, like a nodule with layers; the fruit is 1/4in long, colored brownish to bluish.
The plant can grow upto 18 inches tall (45 cm) depending on variety.
The plant needs moderate water and is drought-resistant.
Junipers are dioecious. Brown berries, delicately sprinkled with bluish powder, are present on female plants where they take several years to ripen. Seeds should be kept at room temperature for 3 months and the kept in the vegetable compartment in your fridge for another 3 months before being sown.
Junipers can be pruned easily. They tend to do better in full sun, although their leaves can get burned in summer in the hot deserts.





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