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PlantFiles: Creeping Juniper, Trailing Juniper, Creeping Cedar
Juniperus horizontalis 'Mother Lode'

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: horizontalis (hor-ih-ZON-tal-is) (Info)
Cultivar: Mother Lode

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Category:
Groundcovers
Conifers

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive TexasSpruce On Sep 8, 2011, TexasSpruce from Dallas, TX wrote:

Excellent for mass planting and to add texture under taller specimens such as Blue Spruce. Will burn in summer if not thoroughly watered on a regular basis. So far the plants that have burned have come back completely the following year.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Cleveland, Ohio
Dallas, Texas



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