Easy to grow, low maintenance, and handles the harshest climates. Broadway beauty hugs the ground and stays evergreen year-round. An effective ground cover with all-season appeal.
Brockway Beauty originates on Broadway Mountain on the Keweenaw County Fault near Copper Harbor, Michigan, growing above Lake Superior at 720 feet elevation.
Juniperus Horizontalis (creeping Juniper) grows to 18 inches tall. Performs best in full sun, drought-tolerant, but prefers well-drained, moist soils. Likes mildly acid soil, or neutral and mildly alkaline soils, tolerates very alkaline and salt.
Green to blue-green needle-like foliage, with a purple tinge in winter.
The species is dioecious; both male and female plants must be grown, and pollinated by wind. The plant is not self-fertile. Female plants produce berries.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.