Creeping Juniper for a Hanging Basket?
I'm moving into an apartment with a balcony covered by a pergola. Given our long, sometimes harsh winters and cloudy, wet warmer months, I thought a creeping juniper on a hook at the corner would brighten it up. Ideally, I want something that produces attractive berries in the warmer months, has a lively color in the winter, and hangs long enough to put the balcony in partial shade.
Doing some research, I thought juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug' would be great, but I am not sure if it is a good candidate for a hanging basket or not, since it seems to want a lot of space when planted in the ground. (I'm not sure if these will just restrict their growth to fit the pot or struggle terribly once the roots become potbound?)
Maybe I am worrying for nothing. Has anyone done this, and if this is a bad choice, are there other similar creeping juniper varieties that might thrive in this situation?
Thanks for any insight and information.
This post was edited by Mister_A on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 21:43