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Andorra Juniper Juniperus horizontalis 'Andorra'

Other plants called Andorra Juniper:

Phonetic Spelling
jew-NIP-er-us hor-ih-zon-TAL-iss an-DOR-rah
Description

'Andorra' juniper is a low-growing needled evergreen shrub or groundcover in the Cupressaceae (cypress) family. The parent plant is native to North America.

It tends to grow in a spreading fashion 1 to 1.5 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide at a moderate rate.

It is drought and deer tolerant making it ideal to use on slopes as a ground cover and erosion control. It can also be used in rock gardens and containers. Foliage takes on a copper color in winter bringing interest to the landscape. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Aphids, bagworm, caterpillars, false spider mites, juniper scale, juniper tip mite, juniper webworm, and spruce spider mites are insect problems.  Cercospora needle blight, phomopsis blight, cedar apple rust, and fungal diseases are common.

VIDEO Created by Elizabeth Meyer for "Trees, Shrubs and Conifers" a plant identification course offered in partnership with Longwood Gardens.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Douglasii'
  • 'Glomerata'
  • 'Hill reers'
  • 'Humilis protrate glauca'
  • 'Silver sheen'
  • 'Wiltori'
  • 'Yukon belle'
'Douglasii', 'Glomerata', 'Hill reers', 'Humilis protrate glauca', 'Silver sheen', 'Wiltori', 'Yukon belle'
Tags:
#evergreen#winter interest#slopes#erosion control#needled evergreen#deer resistant#rock garden#disease problems#container plant#purple needles#insect problems
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Douglasii'
  • 'Glomerata'
  • 'Hill reers'
  • 'Humilis protrate glauca'
  • 'Silver sheen'
  • 'Wiltori'
  • 'Yukon belle'
'Douglasii', 'Glomerata', 'Hill reers', 'Humilis protrate glauca', 'Silver sheen', 'Wiltori', 'Yukon belle'
Tags:
#evergreen#winter interest#slopes#erosion control#needled evergreen#deer resistant#rock garden#disease problems#container plant#purple needles#insect problems
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    horizontalis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 26 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers, cones.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Light green foliage, purple-tinged in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Erosion
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Frequent Insect Problems