Scientific Name: Juniperus horizontalis cvs. Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:creeping juniper, horizontal juniper Texture:Fine
Family Name:CupressaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Conifer, Ground cover Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 2 - 3m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - northern, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Scale-like, Opposite, Imbricate, Prickly, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Deltoid, Other, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Blue, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Erosion control, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Reclamation, Rock garden
Key ID Features:Low growing, dense evergreen mat, sprawling, with trailing branch tips; leaves scale-like, 2 mm long, tightly pressed to stem except when shaded when awl-shaped juvenile leaves 5-10 mm long may occur; seed cones fleshy, berrylike, maturing to bluish-purple, glaucous, up to 8 mm long; pollen cones on separate plants and seed cones on separate plants.