Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: In it's native range, the fruit is eaten by moose and deer.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Seeds may take five or more years to geminate so many prefer the faster method of propagation using softwood stem cuttings.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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