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Creeping Juniper (Horizontalis)

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The Creeping Juniper (Horizontalis) is generally described as a perennial subshrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the late spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Creeping Juniper (Horizontalis) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Creeping Juniper (Horizontalis) will reach up to 4 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 1 foot.

The Creeping Juniper (Horizontalis) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container, cuttings. It has a none ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have low vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -43°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Subshrub
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Late Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Thicket Forming
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 4
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Seed Spread Rate None
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Cuttings
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature -43
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5.5–7.8 pH
Precipitation Range 30–30 inches/yr
Planting Density 1200–4800 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Minimum Frost-Free Days 100 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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Plant Name Synonyms
  • Juniperus horizontalis var. argentea
  • Juniperus horizontalis var. douglasii
  • Sabina horizontalis
  • Sabina prostrata
  • Juniperus horizontalis var. glauca
  • Juniperus horizontalis var. variegata
  • Juniperus hudsonica
  • Juniperus prostrata
  • Juniperus repens
  • Juniperus virginiana var. prostrata
Plant Distribution
can be found in Alaska, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming