Blue Creeper® Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'Monam'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum|
|Lore||Juniper 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 Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once 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