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Creeping Juniper

( Juniperus horizontalis )

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Creeping Juniper
Creeping Savin
Waukegan Juniper
Creeping Cedar
Cupressaceae
Juniperus
Juniperus horizontalis
Moench
BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, NL, YT, NT, NU
Juniperus horizontalis var. horizontalis
Juniperus horizontalis var. douglasii
Juniperus horizontalis var. glauca
Juniperus horizontalis var. variegata
Juniperus hudsonica
Juniperus prostrata
Juniperus repens
Juniperus virginiana var. prostrata
Characteristics

Shrub

Deciduous

Sun

Sand

Dry

Yes

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains, Boreal Plains, Prairies

Forest Edge, Rocky Bluff

Rooftop Garden (drought tolerant/shallow rooted)
Design Considerations

10 cm

40 cm

No

Yes


No

Yes

No

No


Yes

No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

Creeping juniper withstands hot, dry situations but is very intolerant of shade and poor drainage. Wildlife use is very high. (Lady Bird Johnson, 2005)


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