• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 8 in. tall, spreading to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree Groundcover
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
    Plant type:Groundcover, Conifer
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 in. tall, spreading to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis groundcover Juniper looks its best when winter cold turns all the foliage bronze-purple for a welcome seasonal variation. Ideal for rock gardens or in planters with decorative boulders. Reliable plant for sites that suffer excessive heat or cold. Deer resistant. Excellent solution in rocky or gravelly ground. Use on slopes for surface erosion control or just as a low green carpet. Graceful when draped off retaining walls or along the hot, dry conditions near streets, driveways and sidewalks or paths.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers sandy soils on the dry side, but highly adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.