Broad Weeping Common Juniper

Juniperus communis 'Oblonga Pendula'

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Broad Weeping Common Juniper (Juniperus communis 'Oblonga Pendula') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Broad Weeping Common Juniper

Broad Weeping Common Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Broad Weeping Common Juniper (Juniperus communis 'Oblonga Pendula') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Broad Weeping Common Juniper foliage

Broad Weeping Common Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a


Graceful weeping branches of sharp green needles; flaking bark and ornamental berries; attractive broadly spreading shape; makes an excellent border accent or screen

Ornamental Features

Broad Weeping Common Juniper has grayish green foliage. The needles remain grayish green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Broad Weeping Common Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Broad Weeping Common Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Broad Weeping Common Juniper will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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