- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 6 Inches
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Are you searching for an evergreen ground cover for brilliant color all year? Consider Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper, a low-growing evergreen that’s cold hardy in zones 3-8. This shrub quickly spreads to fill a blank space, reaching 6 to 8 feet wide. Also known as Juniperus horizontalis Golden Carpet, this juniper features showy needled foliage, emerging in shades of yellow that deepen to gold in the summer and rosy mauve in the winter. Plant this shrub along banks and in borders and beds.
Native to North America’s northern half, this low-maintenance ornamental grows quickly and vigorously, spreading low to the ground. Highly adaptable, Golden Carpet is not fussy about temperature and tolerates a variety of soils. Also drought tolerant and deer resistant, this low-maintenance shrub should be on every gardener’s list of favorites.
Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper Care
Plant Golden Carpet in full sun in moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil. While Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper is not typically finicky about soil types, ensure the soil drains efficiently and quickly. This ornamental plant is susceptible to fungal diseases such as root rot, so good drainage is key. Amend poorly draining soil, especially soil high in clay, with peat moss or compost to prevent problems. Water weekly until the roots are established, and thereafter water only during extended periods of drought. This conifer is not a heavy feeder. Apply organic compost in the fall if needed.
Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper does not require regular pruning. However, it may need light pruning during the early summer to maintain its size.
Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper Spacing
Space each plant 4 to 6 feet apart for best growth. Choose companions such as Russian sage and hostas to plant alongside Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper in rock and cottage gardens.
Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 6 Inches
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 feet
|Spacing: 6 - 8 feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Golden-yellow to yellow-green
|Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
|Uses: Groundcovers, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper
|Scientific Name: Juniperus horizontalis Golden Carpet
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
For more detailed information, please click here.
Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.