Juniper, Savin (Juniperus sabina)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Juniper, Savin
Juniperus sabina

Savin Juniper; cultivar 'Buffalo'
Savin Juniper; cultivar 'Buffalo'
Evergreen foliage. 
Full sun. Tolerates dry sites and alkaline soils. 
  • 'Arcadia'- 1 to 1 1/2 feet tall; green foliage; resistant to Phomopsis tip blight; zone 3.
  • 'Blue Danube'- 1 1/2 feet tall; blue green foliage; hardy to zone 4.
  • 'Buffalo'- 1 foot tall; green foliage; zone 3.
  • 'Calgary Carpet'- 6-9 inches tall; light green color.
  • 'Skandia'- 1-1 1/2 feet tall; gray green color; blight resistant; zone 3.
  • 'Tamariscifolia' (var. tamariscifolia)- 1 1/2 feet tall, blue green foliage; susceptible to blight.
Mature Height
4-15 Inches (This species can be a shrub 4-6 feet tall. Only certain cultivars can be used as ground covers.)
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
Bloom Season
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Phomopsis twig blight can be a problem.
Additional Notes


Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic