Prince of Wales Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales'

SKU
05030
A popular evergreen groundcover with low-growing, spreading blue-green foliage, prized for its beautiful bronze-plum winter color. The perfect fuss-free solution for rock gardens with poor soil, or for mass plantings to carpet banks and slopes.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, spreading to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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