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Hughes Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes'

SKU
04970
Graceful branches are beautiful cascading over rocks or walls; a perfect accent or groundcover as well. Retains its showy, glowing silver-blue foliage coloring through winter. Evergreen.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
Average Size at MaturityModerate, spreading grower to 1 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA very reliable source of silver-blue coloring. Adaptable to snow and frost as well as excessive heat. Lovely when planted around boulders or in rock gardens, where its twisted branches can be trained to unique forms. 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 its foliage will cover them year-round. Good along the hot, glary edges of streets and driveways. Resistant to deer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Green Roof, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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