Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Dioecious

photo credit: Athantor

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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2018 2:50 PM

This is the Andorra Creeping Juniper that was introduced by Andorra Nurseries in Philadelphia, PA into the trade in 1907 and is gray-green in color during the warm season. It used to be very popular in the 1950's through the 1970's, but it has mostly been replaced by the Youngstown Compact Andorra Creeping Juniper that is a little shorter of about 18 inches high and that does not get hit hard by the Phomopsis Juniper Blight that can damage the original Andorra Juniper a lot. It is a male clone that does turn purple-bronze during the cold part of the year.

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