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Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'

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Description

'Wiltonii' is a low-growing, evergreen shrub that grows 4"-6" high and 6'-8' high. It is often planted as a groundcover.  This plant prefers full sun and well-drained, acidic to slightly alkaline soils. It is drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant, and wind tolerant. It is very cold hearty and easy to transplant. This plant is an excellent ground cover juniper. It has a medium to rapid growth rate and the foliage turns purplish in winter. This plant is seldom damaged by deer, but juniper blight and spider mites can cause problems.  It grows as a dense, compact, prostrate shrub with trailing branches.

Quick ID Hints:

  • 100% of leaves are scale leaves and silver-blue in color
  • Leaves grow on only one side of stems
  • Spray is fine-textured and plume-like
  • Branches are long and floppy, forming dense mats
  • The plant produces female cones that are 1/4" in diameter, globose, bluish or greenish-black, and glaucous

More information on Juniperus horizontalis.

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Tags:
#purple#evergreen#full sun#blue#drought tolerant#green#salt tolerant#fast growing#cpp#wind tolerant#well-drained soil#deer resistant#rapid grower#groundcover#cold hardy#ground cover#fantz#evergreen shrub
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#full sun#blue#drought tolerant#green#salt tolerant#fast growing#cpp#wind tolerant#well-drained soil#deer resistant#rapid grower#groundcover#cold hardy#ground cover#fantz#evergreen shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    horizontalis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Plant produces female cones that are 1/4" in diameter, globose, and bluish or greenish-black and glaucous in color.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    All leaves are scale leaves. They are intense silver-blue in color, are closely appressed to stem, and grow on only one side of the stem. The spray is fine-textured and plume-like. It has .3" bright blue cones.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Branches are very long and floppy and form large, dense mats.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer