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Juniper, Youngstown Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown'

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Zones 3 - 9
Zones 3 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 9
The Youngstown Juniper can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Youngstown Juniper falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs

1' High
1' High

Mature Height:
The Youngstown Juniper grows to be 1' feet in height.

2' - 8' Spread
2' - 8' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Youngstown Juniper has a spread of about 2' - 8' at full maturity.

Slow to Medium Growth
Slow to Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This juniper does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown' tolerates hot, dry, swamp or exposed sites, and slightly alkaline, heavy, sandy, and rocky soils.

Prostrate Shape
Prostrate Shape

Shape:
This juniper has prostrate, spreading or horizontal shape.

More Info
More Info

Attributes:
A trailing beauty of superb coloring, It is valued for its adaptability to all types of planting sites. Useful for ground cover, slope plantings, foundations or in containers.

Description:
Low spreading, male, compact form of 'Plumosa', gray-green to blue-green color turning purplish to bronze in cold weather. It grows at a slow to medium rate, about 10' in ten years with deep taproots and is long lived. (zones 3-9)

Wildlife Value:
Juniper berries are good wildlife food, high in vitamin C.

History/Lore/Use:
The creeping juniper is a North American native. This cultivar was developed by Andorra Nurseries of Philadelphia.

Moisture:
This juniper can withstand hot, dry as well as swampy sites.

Leaves:
Gray-green, glaucous, soft-textured, scale-like, 1/6" long, pressed close to the stem in 4 ranks. Foliage has a featherlike texture and turns purplish to bronze tinge in winter.

Flower Color:
Inconspicuous, male is pale brown.

Bloom Time:
Late May through early June.

Fruit Description:
Male form of creeping juniper. Creeping juniper cones are 1/4"-1/3" long, dark blue color weathering to gray.