Blue Rug Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'

SKU
5070
One of the finest trailing junipers having a uniform, full centered growth habit with intense silver-blue evergreen foliage. Excellent for large scale groundcovers or cascading over walls.
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Once established, needs occasional water; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
Average Size at MaturityReaches only 6 in. tall, quickly spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design 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 them year-round. Good along the hot, heat-reflective edges of streets and driveways. Resistant to deer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs occasional water; more in extreme heat.
Key FeatureEasy Care Groundcover

Prefers sandy soils on the dry side, but adaptable to a wide range of well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. As a groundcover, space plants 5 to 6 ft. apart, or closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

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