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Creeping Juniper

(Juniperus horizontalis)

The Creeping Juniper prefers areas with full sun exposure. Grass should stay away from this as it looks unkempt with grass growing in it. Native seed sources will perform to expectations.

Landscape Use

Use in hot, dry, south-facing slopes or sites. Maximize attractiveness in a landscape by planting on a slope.


Very low-growing plant, sometimes only 1cm high, forming large round mats.


Needle colours vary from green to blue to maroon; winter colours are as variable as summer colours.

Water Needs

Very drought-tolerant, do not water.


Small inconspicuous cones mature into blueberry-like cones that persist through the winter. Cones takes two years to mature; first-year cones are green and ripe cones are dark blue.