Plant ID forum: Low Creeping juniper (Juniperus) recommendations

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Giasmom
Jul 24, 2015 8:04 AM CST
replacing lawn with a low growing juniper,1-2 inch, that we saw growing in a shopping center bed. It's so soft one could walk on. Local nurseries not familiar with.
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 24, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Creeping juniper or Juniperus horizontalis. There are many varieties ranging from greyish to bluish to green to yellow green to variegated colors.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 24, 2015 8:13 AM CST
Here is a link to our database of Juniperus horizontalis.
http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Juniperus+horizontal...
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eclayne
Jul 24, 2015 8:15 AM CST

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Here's an example.
A list of possibilities. http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Juniperus+horizon...
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greene
Jul 24, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Welcome!
I used the Blue Rug Juniper/Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' on a bank so I wouldn't have to mow. It was not very soft and walking on it could be rather tricky, so probably one of the other types. Have you considered contacting the shopping center management office to ask the name of their landscape designers? Shrug! Worth a shot.

Have you looked at Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'?
Also look at Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii Viridis Thumbs up

One place I look to get ideas for low-growing plants, especially to add some color, is this site [I have not ordered from them; I only read the info to get ideas. *Blush* ]:
http://www.stepables.com
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foraygardengirl
Jul 24, 2015 2:14 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Giasmom!
A photo would greatly help to identify the juniper. Also, I don't know where you live; that might help as well.
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purpleinopp
Jul 24, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Hi & welcome!

Could it have been a Selaginella? (Club moss, Irish moss?)

Or this plant?
Rustweed (Polypremum procumbens)
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