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Blue Rug Juniper is one of the lowest growing of all the ground hugging juniper. More details below!

Blue Rug Juniper

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Blue Rug Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-10a  Find Your Zone

Special Attributes

'Blue Rug' is one of the lowest growing of all the ground hugging Juniper varieties. Growing to only a few inches tall at most and spreading to about 5 to 6 feet wide over time, the trailing branches form a dense, dark blue-green mat that turns an attractive purplish-bronze during winter. Excellent for use to underplant small trees such as Japanese maples or as a groundcover in home foundation plantings. 

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 3 to 4 inches tall and spreading in a dense mat to 5 feet or more wide, the Blue Rug Juniper is ideal for use as a groundcover in home foundation plantings and landscape borders. It will cascade over walls and is a great choice to underplant small trees such as Japanese Maple and Crape Myrtle. A fine addition to conifer gardens, rock gardens and the Xeriscape (low water needs).

Suggested Spacing:  3-4' for mass plantings; 10 feet or more for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

The Blue Rug Juniper is easy to grow in most any well-drained soil of average to low fertility. As with so many other ornamental plants, constantly soggy or wet soil can cause root rot and other harmful plant diseases. Best in full sun however will tolerate some light shade. We recommend at least 7 hours of direct sunlight per day. 

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-10a  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Coniferous Evergreen Groundcover 
Height at Maturity:  3-4"
Width at Maturity:  6'+
Spacing:  3-5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Cascading, Mat Forming, Spreading 
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  None
Flower Size:  NA
Flowering Period:  NA
Flower Type:  NA
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
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 to Dry
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Very little to none
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Foot Traffic, Heat, Insect, Salt Air

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