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Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper

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$62.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • 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 
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Golden-yellow to yellow-green
Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Groundcovers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Golden Carpet Spreading Juniper
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Juniperus horizontalis Golden Carpet
SKU:
1231007110-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.