Blue Chip Juniper
Blue Chip Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'Item #4925 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Superior low evergreen shrub displaying silver-blue foliage on a widely spreading habit. The foliage retains its rich color all year long. A durable, tough groundcover for edging driveways. Plant on slopes or along retaining walls for erosion control. Deer resistant.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to only 1 ft. tall, spreads 6 to 8 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lisDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to only 1 ft. tall, spreads 6 to 8 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:Does not flowerGarden styleAsian/ZenDesign IdeasIn very cold regions, this blue Juniper adapts well to snow and frost. Lovely when planted around boulders or in rock gardens, where its twisted branches can be trained to unique forms. A reliable plant for high desert with its rapidly fluctuating day and night temperatures. Thrives in rocky, thin mountain soils or the sandy gravel of inland deserts. Use on slopes for coverage or erosion control. Plant along retaining walls and curbs, where the creeping foliage will cover year-round. Good along the hot, glaring edges of paved streets and driveways.Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.