Blue Creeper® Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Monam'

SKU
05215
The mounded, spreading form works well in the foreground of shrub borders, as a specimen accent, or as a large scale groundcover. The outstanding blue foliage intensifies its coloring in winter.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
LoreJuniper berries are the flavoring agent of gin. It's oil was once highly valued as a medicinal and used in many compounds. It was used to line pits where Native Americans stored food for winter because its oils prove a natural insect repellant.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis beautiful evergreen is a super useful cold hardy groundcover for cut slopes, banks and naturally sloping ground subject to problem runoff and erosion. Well suited to expansive borders for low maintenance weed blocker between more high profile upright shrubs. Strong grower stands up against the edges of walks and driveways. Foliage gracefully grounds larger rock outcroppings and will drape off edges of curbs and retaining walls.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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