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Juniper, Bar Harbor Juniper horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'

Juniper, Bar Harbor - Juniper horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'
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A low-growing spreading form of creeping juniper with blue green color turning reddish purple in winter. It has a slow to medium growth rate, about 10' in ten years with a deep taproot. It is long lived. Typically, 'Bar Harbor' is male, but both male and female forms are known. (zones 3-9).

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Zones 3 - 9 Zones 3 - 9
Hardiness Zones 3 - 9
The Bar Harbor 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
Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
1' High 1' High
Mature Height
The Bar Harbor Juniper grows to be 1' feet in height.
6' - 8' Spread 6' - 8' Spread
Mature Spread
The Bar Harbor Juniper has a spread of about 6' - 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.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Bar Harbor Juniper grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
Prostrate Shape Prostrate Shape
Shape
This juniper has prostrate, spreading or horizontal shape.
Attributes

A fine low-growing, spreading form of ground cover, blue-green in summer and reddish plum in winter. It adapts to many planting sites from hot, dry, and sunny locations to sloping, and exposed areas found in sea cliffs and rocky coast.

Description

A low-growing spreading form of creeping juniper with blue green color turning reddish purple in winter. It has a slow to medium growth rate, of about 10' in ten years with a deep taproot. It is long lived. Typically, 'Bar Harbor' is male, but both male and female forms are known. (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 plant. This cultivar comes from Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Moisture

Tolerates hot, dry, sites and coastal sites within range of salt spray.

Leaves

Awl-shaped leaves, loosely appressed in ranks of 4, soft-textured, scale-like. 1/6" long with bluish-green color in summer, turning reddish purple in winter.

Flower Color

Inconspicious, male is pale brown, female is yellow green.

Bloom Time

Late May to Early June

Fruit Description

Generally a male form of creeping juniper. The cones are 1/4"-1/3" long, dark blue weathering to gray.