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Burly Blue™ Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'MonOliver' Plant Patent Applied For

Pronunciation: ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
SKU #05228

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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.
Light Full sun
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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover
Foliage Color Silver-blue
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
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.

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