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Variegated Savin Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Variegata'

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Variegated Savin Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Variegata') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Variegated Savin Juniper

Variegated Savin Juniper

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Variegated Savin Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Variegata') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Variegated Savin Juniper foliage

Variegated Savin Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b


A choice, dwarf, accent variety for home landscape use; stunning white variegation contrasting deep green foliage; upright arching branches and a compact habit of growth; excellent massed as a groundcover, or in groupings

Ornamental Features

Variegated Savin Juniper has attractive white-variegated dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Variegated Savin Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading 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.

Variegated Savin Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Variegated Savin Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
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