Juniper - Bar Harbor / Size 1
Bar Harbor Juniper


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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 2" - 4" tall / 6" - 10" wide

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Product Code: JUNBAR1

Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'

Overall Description

Bar Harbor is a very low growing, spreading groundcover juniper rarely getting more than 4" - 6" from the ground - a real "ground hugging" variety. Foliage color is bluish green, but turns a very distinct, pronounced, purplish color in winter or cold weather. Winter coloration is especially displayed in very windy locations. First discovered in Mt Desert Island, Maine and has shown a very high tolerance for salt spray. Makes a fine groundcover, with good solid coverage. Easy to grow, and quite hardy.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 4 - 8 inches

--Mature Width : 6 - 8 ft

--Growth rate :
Moderate ( 6"- 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to light shade - adapts to a wide range of conditions. Growth rate will be slightly slower in shadier spots.

--Soil Preference :
Will adapt to virtually any soil that has adequate drainage - does not like wet, swampy conditions. Has also shown to adapt well to rocky soils & banks.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - bluish green foliage turns a very striking purplish / plum color in winter....especially in cold climates with high wind exposure. Winter coloration dissipates with the onset of warmer temps & weather in spring. Has a slightly softer texture than many other juniper varieties - not nearly as prickly.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention.

--Diseases / Insects :
Phomopsis can be a problem...especially if kept in very moist conditions for extended periods of time. Spider mites have also been seen occasionally on this variety.

--Recommended Spacing :
2 1/2 - 3 feet apart for most typical ground cover applications. May vary slightly depending upon characteristics of exact planting site - i.e. sun exposure, slope of land, soil composition, etc.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of our evergreen species. However, either water soluble (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

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