Blue Rug Juniper
Blue Rug Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'Item #5070 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
One of the finest trailing junipers having a uniform, full centered growth habit with intense silver-blue evergreen foliage. Excellent for large scale groundcovers or cascading over walls.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs occasional water; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches only 6 in. tall, quickly spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us hor-i-zon-TA-lisDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches only 6 in. tall, quickly spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.Design IdeasIn 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.Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- CareCare InformationPrefers 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs occasional water; more in extreme heat.