Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate, spreading grower to 1 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Green Roof, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Key Feature||Easy Care Groundcover|
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