This juniper defies is specific epithet in that it forms a vase shaped mound rather than having horizontal branches. It is a dwarf plant with the juvenile feathery foliage being a brilliant chartreuse. Foliage can turn shades of copper-bronze in winter.
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.
Said to get to 1′ tall and 3′ across. Full sun in well-drained soil and is drought tolerant once established.
given the ‘Award of Garden Merit’ by the Royal Horticultural Society.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19062
Found in Conifer Forest,
At the top of the bank, partially hidden behind the Cupressus glabra ‘Sulphurea’
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.