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Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ (Creeping Juniper)

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Regarded as one of the best ground-hugging Junipers, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ (Creeping Juniper) is a sprawling, prostrate, evergreen shrub forming a splendid foliage mat of silver-blue needles, closely appressed to the long branches. In winter, the foliage takes on a purple tinge. This female cultivar produces fleshy blue cones. Slow-growing, this Creeping Juniper makes a wonderful specimen plant, and groundcover and looks terrific when cascading over walls. Perfect for rocky soils and hot, dry garden spots.

  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including dry soils or poor soils but prefers sandy soils. Drought tolerant once established. Intolerant of wet soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or ground cover. Great for rock gardens, foundation plantings, banks and slopes for erosion control.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to Alaska, Canada and the northern U.S.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Creeping Juniper, Juniper
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Juniperus chinensis ‘Kallay’s Compact’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Holbert’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Angelica Blue’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Fairview’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Heaven’ (Rocky Mountain Juniper)
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’ (Creeping Juniper)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Creeping Juniper, Juniper
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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