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Prairie Elegance Juniper*

Juniperus horizontalis 'BowDak'

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Prairie Elegance Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'BowDak') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Prairie Elegance Juniper foliage

Prairie Elegance Juniper foliage

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Prairie Elegance Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'BowDak') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Prairie Elegance Juniper

Prairie Elegance Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2


An incredibly beautiful groundcover evergreen for general landscape use, featuring rich green foliage which takes on a purplish tinge in winter, attractive low branching habit, wide spreading; extremely adaptable and hardy; a top notch groundcover

Ornamental Features

Prairie Elegance Juniper has attractive green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Prairie Elegance Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Prairie Elegance Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Prairie Elegance Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features