Burly Blue™ Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'MonOliver' PPAF

Outstanding, cold hardy, evergreen shrub with blue-grey foliage on a low mounded, spreading form. With more refined foliage color and denser habit than Blue Creeper juniper, it is ideal at the foreground of shrub borders, as a specimen accent, or as a rugged, large scale groundcover.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
LoreJuniper'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. Linnaeus first classified genus Juniperus in 1767, which contains over 60 different species from around the world. but only in the northern hemisphere.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

Easy to grow and highly adaptable; thrives in slightly dry, sandy soils with good drainage. Avoid constantly wet soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, or closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants fill in.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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