Type of tree:
The Youngstown Juniper falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
The 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown' tolerates hot, dry, swamp or exposed sites, and slightly alkaline, heavy, sandy, and rocky soils.
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.
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)
Juniper berries are good wildlife food, high in vitamin C.
The creeping juniper is a North American native. This cultivar was developed by Andorra Nurseries of Philadelphia.
This juniper can withstand hot, dry as well as swampy sites.
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.
Inconspicuous, male is pale brown.
Late May through early June.
Male form of creeping juniper. Creeping juniper cones are 1/4"-1/3" long, dark blue color weathering to gray.