|Juniper - 'Hughes'|
|A top notch and popular groundcover evergreen for color accent use in the landscape, featuring silvery-blue foliage all season long, ground hugging and wide spreading; extremely adaptable and hardy; superb color accent groundcover|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes'|
|Height - 1ft (0.3m)||Spread 4ft (1.5m)|
|summer leaf colour - silver-blue||Fall leaf colour - blue green|
|Fruit - small blue||Bark - brown rough|
|Blossoms - Innocuous||Fragrance - juniper|
|Habit - Ground hugging||Placement - full sun to partial shade, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||Perfect low growing border, front row shrub|
Hughes Juniper is a selection of a native Juniper that has attractive silvery blue foliage in the summer that turns blue/green in the fall. Neither the flowers, fruit or bark are ornamentally significant.
This Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Hughes Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4-5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution.
|Price last updated on Feb 09, 2014||Listing of Evergreens|