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Holger Juniper

Juniperus squamata 'Holger'

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Holger Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Holger') at Tagawa Gardens

Holger Juniper

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Holger Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Holger') at Tagawa Gardens

Holger Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Singleseed Juniper

Description:

A most beautiful groundcover juniper, featuring bright yellow new growth over bluish-green fine-textured foliage; compact spreading and sprawling, with arching branch tips, superb for massing or as a color accent groundcover

Ornamental Features

Holger Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has attractive blue evergreen foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Holger Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Holger Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Holger Juniper will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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 xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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