Juniper, Youngstown Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown'
A trailing beauty of superb coloring. Low, spreading branches seldom over 12 inches from the ground. Bright silvery-green. Sun or light shade. Tolerates dry soil. (zones 3-9)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 3 - 9The Youngstown 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 Youngstown Juniper grows to be 1' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Youngstown Juniper has a spread of about 2' - 8' at full maturity.
SunThis juniper does well in full sun, partial shade.
The 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown' tolerates hot, dry, swamp or exposed sites, and slightly alkaline, heavy, sandy, and rocky soils.
ShapeThis juniper has prostrate, spreading or horizontal shape.
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.
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.