Blue Star Juniper

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

SKU
05339
Attractive sparkling blue foliage on dense, spreading branches. Creates a colorful contrast to purple and green foliage plants. Use in a rock garden or as a low border plant. Ideal for mass plantings in minimal-care landscapes. Evergreen.
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4-8

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Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us skwah-MAH-ta
LoreThis species is also referred to as Singleseed Juniper due to the unique berry-like seed cones produced, each containing just one seed.
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis icy blue Juniper spreads but is not ground hugging. Instead it makes graceful wide mounds that are particularly lovely as individual specimens in fields of gravel or bark or as a groundcover. A good choice for banks and rock gardens, where it grows gracefully around landscape boulders. Adds accent to a mass of flatter Juniper used for erosion control on banks and slopes. Particularly lovely in raised or seat-wall planters.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

Easy to grow in average soils; prefers well-drained, sandy soil; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Rarely needs pruning except to shape as desired.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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