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Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales' | Creeping Juniper - Ground covering - 8lt

Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales' | Creeping Juniper - Ground covering - 8lt

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Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales' is a particularly notable cultivar of the creeping juniper species. As a ground-covering coniferous shrub, it's prized for its compact, prostrate growth habit, enabling it to blanket an area with its dense, feathery branches.

The foliage of this cultivar is a distinctive blue-green color throughout the spring and summer, which serves as a lovely contrast in most gardens. As temperatures drop in autumn and winter, the foliage undergoes a captivating transformation, adopting a purplish hue that provides visual interest during the colder months when many other plants are dormant.

One of the main appeals of the 'Prince of Wales' is its hardiness. Not only is it tolerant of a variety of soil types, but it also thrives in both full sun and partial shade. Additionally, it demonstrates impressive drought resistance, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping or for regions with occasional water shortages.

Beyond its ornamental attributes, Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales' is frequently employed in landscapes to prevent soil erosion, thanks to its spreading nature. Its low-growing, expansive coverage also makes it an effective weed suppressor, reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

In essence, this juniper cultivar brings beauty, resilience, and practicality to gardens and landscapes, offering both aesthetic charm and functional benefits.

  • Common Name

    Creeping Juniper Prince of Wales

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, Denmark

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    needle-like, silvery-green to steel-blue foliage, purplish-green in winter

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

mat-forming, spreading

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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