Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'

Juniperus horizontalis (Bar Harbor Juniper)

Bar Harbor Juniper

'Bar Harbor' Juniper makes a fine-textured, dense, slow growing ground cover comprised of bright blue foliage. Foliage changes to a darker, reddish blue during the winter but new growth in the spring emerges blue.

Natural habitat is dry and windy with full sun exposure. It looks best in an open site with no shade during the day. This allows the foliage to dry quickly in the morning and helps prevent foliage disease from thinning the canopy. A well-drained soil is essential for good growth. Wet soil rots the roots and causes plant decline.

The plant is excellent for low-maintenance landscapes as it requires virtually no pruning, except along the borders of the mass planting as it reaches the edge of the landscape bed. It is one of the best plants for cascading over a wall as the stems hug the contort of the wall. It has also been tried as a hanging basket. When used as a ground cover plant 3 to 4 feet apart.

`Bar Harbor' Juniper tolerates exposed sites and a wide range of soils. Full sun makes for the most dense canopy of foliage. It will grow in partial shade but may become thin and allow weeds to germinate in the landscape bed. Once established, Juniper is quite drought-tolerant. The plant is excellent for low-maintenance landscapes as it requires virtually no pruning. When used as a ground cover plant 3 to 4 feet apart. The plant grows about 2 to 4 inches tall. 'Bar Harbor' is a female so it generates no allergy-causing pollen.


Height
2-4 Inches

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Spread
3-6 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4A to 9A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Ground Cover
Evergreen
Exposure
Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Fast
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
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