Hughes Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis ‘Hughes’)

Hughes Juniper

  • Silver Blue Foliage
  • Loves Sun, Heat, Snow, Frost, Salt, Sandy Soil
  • Low-growing, spreading groundcover

The Juniper Hughes is silver blue, low growing, and wide-spreading. It’s a top-notch evergreen, perfect as an accent or groundcover.

The color of the Juniper Hughes is stunning, the uses are endless and the benefits are abundant. Its graceful branches would be beautiful cascading over rocks or walls.

The Juniper Hughes has silvery-blue foliage most of the year, adding low-lying light to your garden beds. In the fall and winter, it will delight as it takes on a slight purple cast.

The Juniper Hughes would also be lovely as a groundcover, foundation planting, or as a border. Its ground-hugging growth pattern is perfect for hard to plant slopes. Planted along retaining walls or curbs it adds year-round coverage, texture, and color.

Don’t let the Juniper Hughes size fool you though, it is one fierce shrub. Adaptable to snow and frost as well as excessive heat, it thrives in rocky or sandy soil and is highly tolerant of urban pollution. Even the deer will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats.

Plant the extremely adaptable and hardy Juniper Hughes and enjoy year-round color in your landscape.

Hughes Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis ‘Hughes’) Details

Common name Hughes Juniper
Botanical name Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes'
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 15 - 18 inches
Width 6 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly No
Leaf color Silvery Blue