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Juniperus horizontalis 'Golden Carpet'
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creeping juniper 'Golden Carpet'

A wide-spreading prostrate, evergreen conifer forming a mat up to 2m across. Foliage is greenish-yellow A useful plant for ground cover and hot, sunny sites.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Gold Yellow
Summer Gold Yellow
Autumn Gold Yellow
Winter Gold Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Cupressaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten/skin allergen. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Juniperus can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs or trees with aromatic, scale-like or sharply pointed awl-shaped leaves, and small globose fruits

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, scale insects, conifer red spider mite and caterpillars

Diseases

May be susceptible to phytophthora, canker and honey fungus. See also Conifers: brown patches

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