Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Creeping Juniper

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Juniperus horizontalis

Flower Description:

Male and female flowers on separate plants; inconspicuous

FamilyCypress
Season BloomSpring
HabitatCan be utilized as a low-growing shrub or trailing ground cover. Trailing ground covers have trailing stems that spread out from central root system. These stems spread out horizontally over the ground, but do not root to the ground. The fruits are attractive to a variety of bird species.
Cycle
Height3-5'
Leaf DescriptionThere are two types of needles: short, appressed silvery-blue foliage (needle-like and/or scale like) and awl-shaped, pointed leaves. Soft textured
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationWoodland