Bar Harbor Juniper Ground Cover. To plant dig a hole no deeper than the root ball and two to three times the width of the root ball and fill it with water. A versatile sprawling ground cover.
Genus name comes from the Latin name for the juniper. Picture of Bar Harbor Juniper. Juniperus horizontalis Bar Harbor Dense ground cover with soft blue green foliage turning to silvery plum in the winter.
It has also become popular as an edge plant around patios and pools.
It can also spill over walls and stones in a stone garden. One of the most popular native shrubs. The handsome dark blue-green feathery foliage spreads quite rapidly to 6 to 8 feet in width and turns a attractive silvery plum-purple color during winter. The needles are 16 long and loosely appressed in groups of 4.