Burly Blue™ Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'MonOliver' Plant Patent Applied For
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Juniper'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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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