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Blue Rug Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'

Pronunciation: ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
SKU #05070
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Reaches only 6 in. tall, quickly spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover
Design Ideas In 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.
Foliage Color Silver-blue
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
CARE
Care 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.