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Juniperus horizontalis

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 77731

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Juniperus horizontalis is cold hardy
USDA Zone:4 -30° to -20°F   (-34.5° to -29°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Fruit: dk. BLUE, 6-8mm. cones
Foliage: acicular, 2s.or 3s...large scale ground - slope cover
Height, in meters: 0.15
Height, in feet: 0.50
Juniperus horizontalis sales history
Parts of Juniperus horizontalis are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Juniperus horizontalis:
Juniperus horizontalis var. ar, Juniperus horizontalis var. gl, 

Common names for Juniperus horizontalis:

Cedar,  Creeping Cedar,  Creeping Juniper,  Creeping Savin,  Creeping Savin Juniper,  Creeping-cedar,  Savin Juniper,  Savinier,  Trailing Juniper,  Waukegan juniper,  Waukegan Juniper, 


Juniperus horizontalis is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
11:   Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
86:   Natives of U.S.North East
87:   Natives of Central U.S.A.
96:   Canadian Natives Eastern
120:   Alaskan Native Plant Seed List
130:   Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)
334:  Cupressaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual


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Germination guide for Juniperus horizontalis

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Juniperus horizontalis seeds will usually germinate in 30-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Juniperus horizontalis seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 5-10°C.

Soak for 24 hours. High temperatures prevent germination.


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