Juniper horizontalis Pancake

Available early May

Juniper horizontals 'Pancake' photo courtesy of Rob Long

'Pancake' horizontal juniper

Juniper horizontalis ‘Pancake’ has feathery, scale-like foliage which covers the ground as it grows flat as a pancake.  Gray-blue in colour through the growing season, it takes on light purple hues in winter.  It is a dwarf form of Juniper horizontalis, a North American native and was discovered in Newfoundland. 

  • Height: 8-10 cm (3-4 in)
  • Spread: 91-122 cm (36-48 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Foliage Colour: grey-blue
  • Shape: creeping
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Creeping juniper adapts to almost any soil, including those that are hot, dry and poor in fertility.  You can also take advantage of their drought-resistance by planting them in areas where irrigation isn’t always possible.  While it thrives in clay, compacted and sandy soils where grass refuses to grow, the shrubs prefer well-drained soil and a sunny location.