Creeping and Common Juniper in my front yard

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4 Responses

  1. LHatley says:

    I'm curious how wide the creeping juniper has spread for ground cover? How long did it take to spread out? When it spreads out, does it act like a vine? Thanks for posting about this and your photos are great!

    • Ray Bonnell says:

      Thanks for the questions. I'm surprised how much the creeping junipers have spread since I planted them. They are not fast growing plants, but they're not slow pokes either. When I planted them about seven years ago they weren't more that 12" in diameter. There is one that is now about 66" across.

      The other juniper decided it wanted to be a "regular" tree and has this one branch that is trying to shoot for the sky. While most of the branches aren't higher off the ground that a foot, this one branch is about three feet high. If you didn't want that to happen you could always prune.

      The branches are fairly stiff, so they don't hang limply or climb like vines. They just spread out pretty much flat across the ground. When branches over hang a wall they just gently droop but still retain their linear form.

      I'll go ahead and take some additional photos and post them.

      Best Wishes,

    • Ray Bonnell says:

      I just posted another entry with new photos of the creeping juniper. Here is the url: .

    • Ray Bonnell says:

      Guess I can't post URLs in comments.

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