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Prince of Wales Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales'

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Prince of Wales Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Prince of Wales Juniper

Prince of Wales Juniper

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Height:  6 inches

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Description:

Canadian introduction; very hardy; features bright green foliage, turning purplish in winter; attractive ground-hugging habit; wide spreading; extremely adaptable; excellent for trailing over walls.

Ornamental Features

Prince of Wales Juniper has attractive emerald green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Prince of Wales Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Prince of Wales Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Prince of Wales Juniper will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features