Bar Harbor Juniper
Juniper horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'
- Low-growing evergreen/groundcover
- Blue-green color that turns reddish-purple in winter
- Adapts to a wide range of climates from zones 3 to 9
- Tolerant of salt spray
- Grows about 1' tall by 10' wide in 10 years
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, HI
Zones 3 - 9
The Bar Harbor Juniper can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Bar Harbor Juniper falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
The Bar Harbor Juniper grows to be 1' feet in height.
6' - 8' Spread
The Bar Harbor Juniper has a spread of about 6' - 8' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This juniper does well in full sun.
The Bar Harbor Juniper grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
This juniper has prostrate, spreading or horizontal shape.
A fine low-growing, spreading form of ground cover, blue-green in summer and reddish plum in winter. It adapts to many planting sites from hot, dry, and sunny locations to sloping, and exposed areas found in sea cliffs and rocky coast.
Juniper berries are good wildlife food, high in vitamin C.
The creeping juniper is a North American native plant. This cultivar comes from Mt. Desert Island, Maine.
Tolerates hot, dry, sites and coastal sites within range of salt spray.
Awl-shaped leaves, loosely appressed in ranks of 4, soft-textured, scale-like. 1/6" long with bluish-green color in summer, turning reddish purple in winter.
Inconspicious, male is pale brown, female is yellow green.
Late May to Early June.
Generally a male form of creeping juniper. The cones are 1/4"-1/3" long, dark blue weathering to gray.
A low-growing, spreading form of creeping juniper with blue-green color turning reddish purple in winter. It has a slow to medium growth rate, about 10' in ten years with a deep taproot, but is extremely long-lived. Typically, 'Bar Harbor' is male, but both male and female forms are known. (Zones 3-9).
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.