Cupressaceae (cypress family) Juniperus

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’ Bar Harbor juniper

North America
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’. Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet

This low, spreading groundcover to 1 foot tall has steel-blue leaves that turn purple in winter. The long trailing branches have upright twigs. Planted at Landau Economics Building.

Name derivation: Juniperus – Latin name for juniper; horizontalis – horizontal (prostrate branching habit).

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet, List No. 15, Page 4.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text ca. 2006.