Wisconsin Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wisconsin’)

Wisconsin Juniper

The Wisconsin Juniper, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wisconsin’, is an outstanding, low-growing Juniper introduced by the University of Wisconsin.

It has dark, blue-green summer foliage that has a feathery appearance. It is nicely uniform and full naturally. Once cold temperatures come around, it stands out with a plum winter color.

In contrast, there is usually a light-colored stripe along the length of the top surface of each leaf, giving it a unique, two-tone appearance. ‘Wisconsin’ Junipers branches are comprised of two opposite, mostly small, scale-like and tightly appressed leaves at each node of the twig.

Prune Junipers, if needed to keep their shape in June, after the new growth has time to establish. As with most evergreens it is easy to remember “Prune in June”!

‘Wisconsin’ is great for anchoring areas in the garden, lining a walkway, in front of foundation plantings and en masse for erosion control and great visual appeal.

Pick up a few today for 4-seasons of color and interest in your garden!

  • Blu- Green Summer Foliage
  • Plum Winter Color
  • Low Growing and Spreading
  • Hardy and deer resistant

Wisconsin Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wisconsin’) Details

Common name Wisconsin Juniper
Botanical name Juniperus horizontalis 'Wisconsin'
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 6 inches
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly No
Flower color N/A
Leaf color Blue Green