creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

small branches of green juniper

creeping juniper

 

Common name: creeping juniper
Botanical name: Juniperus horizontalis

Light: full sun to part shade
Height: 2 – 6 inches
Water: little, drought tolerant
Soil type: loamy to clay

Evergreen shrub that spreads horizontally into a large mat; greyish-green or bluish color; produces grey-blue berries (actually cones) in early summer; separate male and female plants