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Blue Star Juniper

Blue Star Juniper

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Blue Star Juniper
Juniperus squamata  'Blue Star'

'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.'

It's low and mounding form make the Blue Star Juniper an excellent selection as an accent in rock gardens and home foundation plantings. It's also a fine choice as an undeplanting for small trees, and can be useful as an erosion controller on embankments. A must in any conifer garden!

Blue Star is easy to grow in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. It is not picky about soil type and is drought tolerant when established. Intolerant of the hot and humid conditions of the Deep South, however we've had good success with it here in mid-Georgia. USDA Zones: 4a-8b  Find Your Zone >


Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Cold 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


Uses

It's low mounding form and slow rate of growth make the Blue Star Juniper a fine selection as an accent or border in smaller garden spaces and home foundation plantings. They are also great for the rock garden or may be massed to form a bushy ground cover.

Other Landscape / Garden Uses:  Accent, Bonsai, Borders, Entryway, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Groupings, Hedges, Home Foundation Plantings, Mass Planting, Specimen, Topiary, Sunny Woodland Border

Theme Gardens:  Asian/Japanese Gardens, Conifer Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Rock Gardens, Xeriscape Gardens (Low Water Needs)


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