Juniperus Horizontalis Limeglow is a dwarf evergreen conifer with ground-hugging attractive foliage. It’s a good space filler and / or ground cover in low maintenance beds and borders. Juniperus Horizontalis (Creeping Juniper) originates from North America. As its name suggests it’s a low growingshrub that spreads horizontally along the soil. The cultivar Limeglow was discovered in America in 1988 and has been popular ever since.
Creeping Juniper Limeglow is prized for its bright green almost yellow foliage that’s present year-round. The branches are dwarf-sized and up-reaching as they spread in a rounded habit from its centre. The shape of this juniper brings plenty of architectural interest. In the colder temperatures of autumn and winter, Limeglow temporarily turns pretty shades of yellowy-orange but its new spring growth returns the vibrant lime shades. If grown in a shady spot the foliage will appear darker. It’s best to find a sunny spot for this sun-loving dwarf juniper.
Height And Spread of Juniperus Horizontalis Limeglow Creeping Juniper Limeglow spreads further than its height. It will reach a maximum of 30 cms in height by 80 cms in spread over ten years.
How Hardy Is Juniperus Horizontalis Limeglow Juniper is extremely cold hardy and will survive sub-zero winters in the UK if the roots are well-drained. It thrives in a sunny spot, can cope with drought once established, and is tolerant of coastal sprays or pollution.
How To Use Juniperus Horizontalis Limeglow Creeping Juniper Limeglow brightens a mixed bed or border. It provides a bright backdrop to seasonal flowering plants or stands alone as a colourful low maintenance shrub. It’s also good on a sunny bank or slope as it enjoys well-drained conditions and sunshine. The low-growing nature of this shrub helps prevent soil erosion, so it’s a particularly good choice for slopes. You can grow Creeping Juniper Limeglow in a container provided it’s large enough and is well watered and fed. This is a useful small conifer that fits into most spaces, compliments flowering seasonals, and won’t outgrow its welcome.
How To Care For Juniperus Horizontalis Limeglow Once established this hardy juniper needs little attention. Plant Limeglow in well-drained soil of any pH in a sunny spot, although it will tolerate partial shade too. In a shady spot, the colours will remain their winter yellow-orange tones year-round. There’s no need to prune Limeglow it grows in a rounded, spreading shape. Water well until established and apply a thick layer of mulch to the roots once a year to seal in moisture, prevent weed competition, and provide nutrients for the coming year.