12 to 18 in.
6 to 8 ft.
species is native to Siberia and Caucasus
USDA zones 2-8
hardy to 8,500 ft.
Buffalo juniper is a spreading evergreen shrub which is most often grown as a groundcover. It has a nice, uniform growth habit, reaching 12-18 inches tall at maturity. The summer color is olive green. Its horizontal branching habit makes it a thick, low-water groundcover that will completely cover the soil.
This shrub is planted in several different locations at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It performs well with no damage by insects or disease. The small juniper berries are attractive and remain throughout the year. The less water it gets the more slowly it will spread.
None generally required.