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Care of the plant Juniperus horizontalis or Creeping juniper.

Care of the plant Juniperus horizontalis or Creeping juniper

The Juniperus genus, Cupressaceae family, comprises 60 species of shrubs and trees native to the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Juniperus horizontalis, Juniperus conferta, Juniperus communis, Juniperus chinensis, Juniperus californica, Juniperus oxycedrus, Juniperus cedrus, Juniperus phoenicea, Juniperus squamata, Juniperus drupacea, Juniperus thurifera, Juniperi brevifolia.

Common names: Creeping juniper, Creeping cedar. This species is native to northern North America.

They are evergreen shrubs of creeping bearing with stems capable of rooting; They reach 3 meters in length and 50 cm in height. The leaves are scale-shaped (acicular when sprouting) and are green or bluish in color. The flowers are not decorative. The fruits are dark blue when ripe.

They are slow-growing conifers that are used in rockery, to cover slopes, as isolated specimens and to form groups. They are ideal for gardens by the sea.

Juniperus horizontalis grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. They resist heat and frost.

They can grow in limestone, poor or stony soils. Transplantation or planting is done in autumn.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry well. They resist drought well but not flooding.

Fertilize in fall with compost or manure.

They do not need pruning.

If there is excess moisture they can be attacked by fungi.

They propagate by cuttings, by layering or by division in autumn.

Images of the plant Juniperus horizontalis or Creeping juniper

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