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Copper Delight Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Copper Delight'

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Copper Delight Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Copper Delight') at Landsburg Landscape Nursery

Copper Delight Juniper in winter

Copper Delight Juniper in winter

(Photo courtesy of North Dakota State University)

Copper Delight Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Copper Delight') at Landsburg Landscape Nursery

Copper Delight Juniper

Copper Delight Juniper

(Photo courtesy of North Dakota State University)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2


A wonderful new groundcover juniper from North Dakota with dazzling gree needles all summer turning a curious copper-bronze in winter, quite showy; one of the toughest and hardiest of the species, extremely dense

Ornamental Features

Copper Delight Juniper has attractive lime green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Copper Delight Juniper is a dense 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.

Copper Delight Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Copper Delight 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.

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