Juniperus Sabina (Savin Juniper)

Juniperus Sabina Seeds (Savin Juniper Seeds)

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All parts of the plant have a powerful smell.

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The Savin Juniper, Juniperus sabina is an ornamental evergreen sprawling shrub that can reach a height of 4 feet and attain a spread of up to 8 feet, in nature. It makes a great bonsai. It is widely distributed on poor or rocky soils throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The tree has an irregular stem. Branches are round, tough, with a reddish-brown bark. Leaves are 4-ranked, dark green and dense. All parts of the plant have a powerful smell. It is in leaf all year, in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in October. The scented flowers are dioecious, individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Pollinated by Wind. Hardiness zones 3-7, (-37°C/-35°F, -15°C/-5°F) in Winter. Consider Savin Juniper for colder, Northern climates. Grow in full sun, it doesn't like the shade. Succeeds in most soils if they are well drained, preferring a neutral or slightly alkaline soil. Savin Juniper can be used on poor sites or in urban settings. It requires moist or dry soil. Established plants are drought tolerant, succeeding in hot dry positions. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
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Common name Savin Juniper
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Species Juniperus sabina
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Therapeutic uses No
Germination For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water for 24-48 hours, followed by 3 months cold stratification before sowing at 1/3" deep in sterile gardening soil. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation 68-75°F. Germination usually occurs in 2-4 months. It can be a lot more depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't lose faith.
Scarification / Stratification This will break their dormancy. It creates a cold and moist environment for the seeds. Mixed in seeds with slightly moistened vermiculite or peat, only damp in a ziplock bag. Close zip bag shut and store it in the salad crisper compartment of your refrigerator. If any seeds begin to sprout during the cold stratification, simply remove the seed and plant.

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