Juniper: Hughes Latin Name: juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes'
The Basics This low-growing evergreen maintains its rich, blue-green foliage throughout the year. Its distinctive radial branching spreads 1-2 feet high(6-8 feet wide). Ideally used as an accent specimen, ground cover, and perfect for cascading over rocks or walls.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-8 The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning to desired shape is recommended only at early stages of growth to encourage branching. Pruning older branches may not encourage new growth.