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
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 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:
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.