Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: 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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Dioecious

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Location: Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, ILDate: 2018-08-23plant in summer
By ILPARW
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 5, 2018 7:09 PM

'Prince of Wales' has been a common cultivar of the Creeping Juniper for sale at many conventional nurseries since the late 1960's. It was discovered in southern Alberta, Canada and introduced into the nursery trade in 1967 by the Morden Experiment Station. It has bright green foliage, also usually with a bluish-gray tinge, and its foliage turns purplish-bronze in winter like most other Creeping Junipers. It has both soft scale-like needles and prickly awl-like needles, so it is sort of rough to touch.

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