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Andorra Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta'

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Andorra Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta') at Weston Nurseries

Andorra Juniper

Andorra Juniper

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Youngstown Juniper

Description:

An incredibly beautiful groundcover evergreen for general landscape use, featuring blue-green foliage which takes on a purplish tinge in winter, attractively arching low branching habit, wide spreading; extremely adaptable and hardy; a fine groundcover

Ornamental Features

Andorra Juniper has attractive grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Andorra Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Andorra Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Andorra Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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