How big does a creeping juniper get?

2 feet high
Creeping juniper (J. horizontalis) is mainly used as a groundcover, since it grows up to 2 feet high with a 6- to 8-foot spread. There are many landscape uses with different cultivars.

How fast do creeping junipers?

If they are in a container or on a ledge, they will continue growing and “cascade” over the side. Creeping junipers usually expand their width by one to two feet each year.

Can you walk on creeping juniper?

Creeping juniper does have one important weakness to note: It isn’t the type of ground cover that can survive foot traffic. You wouldn’t want to plant it where people or animals regularly walk anyway because its new growth can be spiky, even when the old growth is feathery and soft.

Is creeping juniper invasive?

It isn’t invasive when it comes to taking over sections of native landscapes. But if you prune it, it can spread at an increased rate. This is why pruning is not recommended for creeping juniper.

How much sun does a creeping juniper need?

full sun
Creeping juniper plants prefer full sun and direct sunlight. If you’re planting them on a hillside, make sure that they are facing the sun so they can get enough light. Water only after planting or during drought.

Is creeping juniper toxic to dogs?

ANSWER: The University of California – Davis list Juniperus (Junipers) in their Safe and Poisonous Garden Plants list as having a minor toxicity (class 2) for pets and children. This rating means ingestion of these plants may cause minor illnesses such as vomiting or diarrhea.

Can you cut back creeping juniper?

If your juniper is a low species like creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis_),_ a shrub that thrives in USDA zones 3 through 9, selectively cut back the branches. Trim each one back to just above a vigorous side branch. Never shear these. They do not look attractive if pruned in a formal manner.

Does creeping juniper do well in shade?

Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis), which grows in USDA zones 3 through 10, also tolerates partial shade, although its feathery needles won’t be as lush or full and the plant will grow more slowly.

Can Blue Rug juniper grow in shade?

Plant the Blue Rug Juniper in a sunny location in well-drained soil. It will not grow well in shade, or in soil that is constantly damp. It needs no winter protection and it tolerates salt too.

Is juniper poisonous to humans?

All juniper berries contain the powerful oil Thujone. This oil can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and kidney problems when ingested in large quantities. Certain varieties of juniper berry contain safe, low amounts of Thujone, while other varieties contain high levels and can make you very sick.