Juniper, Bar Harbor Juniper horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'
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).Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 3 - 9The Bar Harbor Juniper can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
Mature HeightThe Bar Harbor Juniper grows to be 1' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Bar Harbor Juniper has a spread of about 6' - 8' at full maturity.
SunThis juniper does well in full sun.
SoilThe Bar Harbor Juniper grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
ShapeThis juniper has prostrate, spreading or horizontal shape.
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.
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).
Juniper berries are good wildlife food, high in vitamin C.
The creeping juniper is a North American native plant. This cultivar comes from Mt. Desert Island, Maine.
Tolerates hot, dry, sites and coastal sites within range of salt spray.
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.
Inconspicious, male is pale brown, female is yellow green.
Late May to Early June
Generally a male form of creeping juniper. The cones are 1/4"-1/3" long, dark blue weathering to gray.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.