Foliage and cones
Juniperus horizontalis (Creeping Juniper) is a low-growing shrubby juniper native to northern North America, throughout most of Canada from Yukon east to Newfoundland, and in the United States in Alaska, and locally from Montana east to Maine, reaching its furthest south in Wyoming and northern Illinois. Conrad Moench ( 1744 - 1805) was a German Botanist, Professor of Botany at the Marburg University from 1786 until his death A shrub or Bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of Woody plant, distinguished from a Tree Junipers are Coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Yukon (ˈjuːkɒn is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three territories. Newfoundland — ˈn(jufənˌlænd (Terre-Neuve Talamh an Éisc — is a large island 15 km off the east coast of The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union.
It lives up to both its scientific and common names, reaching only 10-30 cm tall but often spreading several metres wide. Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River, with a The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The shoots are slender, 0. 7-1. 2 mm diameter. The leaves are arranged in opposite decussate pairs, or occasionally in whorls of three; the adult leaves are scale-like, 1-2 mm long (to 8 mm on lead shoots) and 1-1. In Botany, a leaf is an above-ground Plant organ specialized for Photosynthesis. 5 mm broad. The juvenile leaves (on young seedlings only) are needle-like, 5-10 mm long. The cones are berry-like, globose to bilobed, 5-7 mm in diameter, dark blue with a pale blue-white waxy bloom, and contain two seeds (rarely one or three); they usually have a curved stem and are mature in about 18 months. A cone (in formal botanical usage Strobilus, plural strobili is an organ on Plants in the division Pinophyta ( Conifers A seed (in some plants referred to as a kernel) is a small embryonic Plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat usually with some stored The male cones are 2-4 mm long, and shed their pollen in early spring. It is dioecious, producing cones of only one sex on each plant. Plant sexuality covers the wide variety of Sexual reproduction systems found across the Plant kingdom
It is closely related to Juniperus virginiana, and often hybridizes with it where their ranges meet in southern Canada. Juniperus virginiana ( Eastern Redcedar, Red Cedar, Eastern Juniper, Red Juniper, Pencil Cedar) is a species of In Biology, hybrid has two meanings The first meaning is the result of interbreeding between two animals or plants of different taxa. Hybrids with Juniperus scopulorum also occur. Juniperus scopulorum ( Rocky Mountain Juniper) is a species of Juniper native to western North America, in Canada in British
Well over 100 different cultivars have been selected for use as ornamental plants in gardens, their strictly prostrate growth habit being valued for ground cover. A cultivar is a cultivated Plant that has been selected and given a unique name because of its decorative or useful characteristics it is usually distinct from similar Ornamental plants are typically grown in the flower Garden or as House plants Most commonly they are grown for the display of their Flowers Other common Popular examples include 'Bar Harbor', 'Blue Acres', 'Emerald Spreader', 'Green Acres', and 'Wiltonii' ("Blue Rug Juniper"). Many of the most popular cultivars have strikingly glaucous foliage, while others are bright green, yellowish or variegated.
Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' as a garden plant