Creeping juniper Juniperus 'Green Carpet' green - Hardy plant

Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet'

Creeping juniper Juniperus 'Green Carpet' green - Hardy plant

Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet'
Low and wide
Providing dense ground cover, the creeping juniper 'Green Carpet' (Juniperus communis) forms a decorative green carpet in your garden. The juniper stands up well to sea winds.
This creeping juniper has a beautiful natural shape and does not require pruning if you want to keep that. Plant the creeping juniper in a nice spot in full sun or partial shade. 'Green Carpet' can tolerate full sun. Give it extra water during dry periods.
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Latin name: Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: May - May
Growing Height: 40 - 50 cm
Planting distance: 50 - 70 cm

Do ensure a well-drenched root ball on your creeping juniper  (Juniperus communis) 'Green Carpet'. Steep it in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Dig a wide hole and loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork fork. Plant the creeping juniper at the right height. The top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water your creeping juniper (Juniperus communis) 'Green Carpet' immediately after planting. Creeping juniper is a very undemanding plant as far as soil is concerned. Plant this shrub in a really sunny spot, or part shade.

Prostrate Juniper is an excellent ground cover plant

Creeping juniper (Juniperus communis) 'Green Carpet' is a really flat growing conifer that makes fantastic evergreen ground cover. Try planting the shrubs instead of lawn in your front garden or over an embankment. Will also look nice as a strong bush in a raised bed or tall planter.


The creeping juniper (Juniperus communis) 'Green Carpet' is one of the very easiest garden plants that is very undemanding. Give these shrubs conifer fertiliser in the winter or early spring to keep them healthy, and if the soil is very poor a good mulch with well-rotted manure. Pruning is unnecessary.


The evergreen needles on the creeping juniper (Juniperus communis) 'Green Carpet' creates a thick mate of branches up to about 10-30 cm high. It doesn't need pruning or mowing and you can even walk over it. Makes a great replacement for the lawn, although we don't actually recommend regular walking over it.

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