A mounding, spreading selection of Juniper with silvery-blue foliage. It can pick up some purple tones in winter. It will slowly spread to about 4′ in 10 years, but can eventually get to be 10′ across. It will most certainly some pruning if that happens.
Pronunciation: jew-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
Species Meaning: An obvious reference to the horizontal branches.
Juniperus horizontalis is native to North America.
Wants a well-drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. It is typically found growing in rocky or sandy soils including rock outcroppings, stony slopes, coastal cliffs, prairies, sand dunes and stream banks.
This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 1990s by A.M. Jensen, Orting, Denmark; and introduced to the nursery trade by Thomsen’s Planteskole under the name ‘Blue Moon.’ D. Hill Nursery of Union, Illinois is credited with the U.S. introduction. They renamed it, ‘Blue Chip’ to keep from customers confusing this spreading selection with the large, upright-growing, Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Moon.’
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19063
Found in Conifer Forest,
Beside the main pathway towards Gondwana.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.