Youngstown Andorra Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Youngstown'
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 1 ft. tall, spreading to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This ground-cover Juniper turns bronze-purple in winter 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 for 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 along 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||Easy Care Groundcover|
Easily grown in low-moisture, sandy soils; adaptable to a wide range of well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9