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Juniperus horizontalis 'Limeglow'
  • RHS AGM

creeping juniper 'Limeglow'

A creeping, evergreen conifer to 40cm high, forming a mat up to a metre across. Young foliage is greenish-yellow, and turns orange in autumn and bronze in winter.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow
Summer Green Yellow
Autumn Green Yellow Orange
Winter Green Yellow Orange Bronze
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Cupressaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
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, in full sun or light, dappled shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, scale insects and webber moth caterpillars

Diseases

May be susceptible to pestalotiopsis on conifers, phytophthora and honey fungus

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