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Bar Harbor Juniper Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'

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Description

'Bar Harbor', which is typically male, has blue-green foliage in the summer that becomes a reddish-purple in the winter. 

The needles are 1/6" long and loosely appressed in groups of 4. 

A versatile plant that is not too dense, can be grown as groundcover; and makes an excellent choice for erosion control.  It can be severely pruned without damaging the plant.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Like most junipers, 'Bar Harbor' is susceptible to blights.  A wet location can cause root-rot.  Aphids, bagworms, webworms, and scale are insects that affect this plant.  

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    horizontalis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    The berries are eaten by wildlife.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Fruit Description:
    Dark blue cones are formed. They are referred to as juniper berries. They are not common on cultivated plants.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Very small, tightly appressed, awl-shaped scale-like leaves. Deep grass green color. Coated with white glaucous bloom giving a gray-green appearance. Mauve winter color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Thin, flexible stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer