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Youngstown Andorra Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Youngstown'

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05020
This tightly branched, low-growing, evergreen shrub with handsome scale-like foliage creates a versatile groundcover excellent for use in a rock garden or in the foreground of a border. Bright green foliage turns a plum color in winter.
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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 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis 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.
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 PlantsRose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Barberry (Berberis)

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

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