Blue Rug Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'
Once established, needs occasional water; more in extreme heat.
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8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
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21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches only 6 in. tall, quickly spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Green Roof, 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, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs occasional water; more in extreme heat.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9