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'Blue Star' Juniper is a true gem in the landscape. More details below!!

Blue Star Juniper

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Blue Star Juniper
Juniperus squamata  'Blue Star'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones:  4a-8b  Find Your Zone

Special Attributes

'Blue Star' Juniper is a true gem in the landscape. It is a slow-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub with intense blue, awl-shaped, spruce-like, foliage that is complimentary to most every plant growing nearby. It has a low-mounded, hemispherical habit and typically grows to only 1 foot tall after 5 years, but eventually matures over time to 2-3' high and 4-5' wide. Sometimes commonly called singleseed juniper because each bluish, berry-like, female cone contains but a single seed. This cultivar is a sport of Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri.'

Landscape & Garden Uses

Its low and mounding form make the Blue Star Juniper an excellent selection as an accent in rock gardens and home foundation plantings. It's is also ideal for use as an undeplanting for small trees, and can be useful as an erosion controller on embankments, hillsides and slopes. A must in conifer gardens, Asian gardens, rock gardens, and the Xeriscape (low water needs). Xeriscape Gardens (Low Water Needs). 

Suggested Spacing:  2.5 to 3 feet for mass planting or solid borders;  6 feet for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Blue Star Juniper is exceptionally easy to grow in most any average, well-drained soil and full sun, however will tolerate some light shade. Plants are exceptionally drought tolerant when established. Constantly soggy or wet soil can cause root rot or other harmful plant diseases. Very low maintenance, it requires no pruning. 

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Coniferous Evergreen Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  1.5'-2'
Width at Maturity:  3-5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding, Spreading
Growth Rate:  Slow
Flower Color:  None
Flower Size:  NA
Flowering Period:  NA
Flower Type:  NA
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Bluish Grey
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Light Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Very Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist or Dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect

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