Prairie Splendor™ Juniper -- Juniperus horizontalis ‘MeDak’ (RFM-03)
A female selection from the Rocky Mountains which produces exceptionally rich, emerald green foliage. Bluish awl-shaped juvenile foliage is produced to the inside of the plants which creates a striking bicolor contrast when viewed from the south or sun-exposed side of the plant. Plants have excellent density and vigor and grow 9 to 12 inches high. Grayish-blue to purplish-bronze hues develop in winter. Excellent attributes as a landscape groundcover. Best if grown in full sun. Good drought and alkalinity tolerance. Prairie Splendor™ will reach semi-mature size in about 10 years. Hardy in USDA Zone 2b-3.
Potential Uses or Applications
Nursery stock, groundcover, and rock gardens
Plant propagation material can be obtained from NDSU Plant Sciences Department or shrubs from licensed nursery subject to availability.
U.S. Trademark – Prairie Splendor™
This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.
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