Juniperus horizontalis

Common name: Creeping Juniper

Native plant

The shortest shrub that we grow. The name is very fitting for this plant with its flowing habit that seems almost liquid in the landscape. Sandy soils, or at least very well drained soils, are needed to grow this plant with any thought of success. We are one of the most southern out-posts of this plant, restricted to Lake and northern Cook Counties in Illinois. Unlike most other Junipers that have a bristly feel to their boughs, Creeping Juniper has a softer feel with its scales held tighter to the stem.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Ground cover

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
6 Feet
Max height
1 Feet
Max width
15 Feet

Additional information

Edible fruit

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