Juniperus horizontalis
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Juniperus horizontalis

creeping juniper

  family cupressaceae 
  genus juniperus 

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Genus  Juniperus Species  horizontalis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  creeping juniper Family  CUPRESSACEAE Specimen number  S11674 Data source  HtZn p130;Xeri p306
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  4" - 1' 6" Overall spread  4' - 8'
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Light Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 02a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Juniperus horizontalis has an attractive autumn display of leaves. Creeping juniper has a colorful display of berries in the fall and early winter. This plant can survive the coldest of winter climates with annual temperatures as low as -50� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is light. It likes dry soils. This species can survive for a while without water. This plant tolerates windy and salty seaside conditions.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  yes Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  yes Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  purple colored leaves iin autumn Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Juniperus horizontalis is a woody perennial. Creeping juniper is evergreen. Leaves: This plant has scaly leaves.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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