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. 

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.


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