• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower; reaches 1 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
    Plant type:Groundcover, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower; reaches 1 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Design IdeasIn very cold regions, this blue Juniper adapts well to snow and frost. Lovely when planted around boulders or in rock gardens, where its twisted branches can be trained to unique forms. A reliable plant for high desert with its rapidly fluctuating day and night temperatures. Thrives in rocky, thin mountain soils or the sandy gravel of inland deserts. Use on slopes for coverage or erosion control. Plant along retaining walls and curbs, where the creeping foliage will cover year-round. Good along the hot, glaring edges of paved streets and driveways.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Clematis (Clematis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soil, but adapts to a wide range of conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Space 5 ft. apart, as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.