• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow growing 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us skwah-MAH-ta
    Plant type:Groundcover, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Design IdeasThis icy blue Juniper spreads but is not ground hugging. Instead it makes graceful wide mounds that are particularly lovely as individual specimens in fields of gravel or bark or as a groundcover. A good choice for banks and rock gardens, where it grows gracefully around landscape boulders. Adds accent to a mass of flatter Juniper used for erosion control on banks and slopes. Particularly lovely in raised or seatwall planters.
    Companion PlantsBurgundy-red foliage and bark plants such as Dogwood, Weigela, and Ninebark complement the blue-gray evergreen needles of this plant. Plant alongside berry producers like Cotoneaster and Holly for color and texture interest in fall and winter.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Sometimes referred to as the Flaky or Himalayan Juniper, it is native to the Himalaya and China. Blue Star is a sport of Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri'.The wood is very fragrant when burned and is used as firewood and incense.