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Re: Groundcover juniper

Here are 3 possibilities:

a.. J. horizontalis 'Bar Harbor' is low-spreading and fast- growing. Feathery, blue-gray foliage turns plum color in winter. It tolerates salt spray. rarely getting more than 6"-8" from the ground

a.. J. horizontalis 'Wiltonii' or 'Blue Rug' is 4 inches high by 8 to 10 feet wide, very flat and creeping. The foliage is an intense silver blue.
a.. Juniperus procumbens nana  - a.k.a. 'Greenmound Juniper'
Very short growing, prostrate, mat forming ground cover. Beautiful bright green foliage, with just a hint of blue, that is very rigid and stiff, making this plant an excellent bonsai candidate. Excellent choice for an evergreen groundcover or for fill in areas where anything with height is not an option. Moderate growth rate Height: 6-8 inches , Spread: 3-4 ft

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 4:18 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Groundcover juniper

Last week I visited a botanical garden where I saw a juniper that might
be what I want for my newly cleared area. I want something very low
growing that will not trap bushels of dead sycamore leaves like the last
plantings there did. I need something that can handle the shade -  this
little area is on the north side of my house plus the sycamore shades
much of it in the afternoon.
So in the fuschia garden of this place was a very low growing juniper,
less than 4 inches high, more of a juniper mat. There was no identifying
tag or anyone around we could ask.  Any thoughts on what it might be? I
have googled "prostrate juniper" but so far all the descriptions are for
ones up to 12", and that's too tall.


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