Hughes Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Description: A very low-growing, spreading evergreen shrub, this juniper has silvery blue leaves that are purple-tinged in the winter and more green in the summer. It is useful as a groundcover or mixed with other low-growing shrubs. Once established, it requires very little water to thrive.


Maintenance Type: Shrub - Evergreen
Plant Care: Shrub - Evergreen (woody multi-stemmed plants that keep their leaves and color during winter): Only minimal pruning is required and mostly to retain a desirable shape. Pruning should be done in early spring. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 1' tall x 9' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: No
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Central Open Shape, Park Strip Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Gray-green

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low (Water to Establish)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Not on display
    • Not on display
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter