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JUNIPERUS horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown'

Image of Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown'

Family

Cupressaceae

Botanical Name

JUNIPERUS horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown'

Plant Common Name

Creeping Juniper

General Description

Creeping juniper is a low growing spreading evergreen shrub native to northern North America. Often grown for its adaptability, it tolerates sandy, rocky soils, hot dry sunny conditions, and heavy alkaline soils alike. 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown' is a low, wide-spreading cultivar with gray-green, needle-like foliage and ascending, feathery branchlets. The foliage turns purplish-bronze in winter. It makes an excellent ground cover.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 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

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m

  • Native To

    North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Olive, Gray Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Olive, Gray Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Olive, Gray Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Purple, Bronze

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Groundcover, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No