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Juniperus horizontalis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper, Creeping Cedar, Conifer, Prostrate Conifer,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Conifers Dense, Pendulous, Spreading

A dense, ground hugging conifer with a prostrate habit. The soft, needle-like dark green foliage forms a dense mat and acts as weed suppressant. Grows approx 30cm tall and can slowly spread to 3m wide. This hardy plant is useful for windy, exposed sites. Ideal for mixed conifer gardens, rockeries, retaining walls and winter interest.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Embankment, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Roundabouts / Splitters, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mites, Sooty Mould

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cupressaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High