Prince of Wales Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 in. tall, spreading to 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, 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, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Carefree Groundcover|
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