Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blue Rug Juniper

Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii') reaches 4” – 6” tall and 6’ – 8’ wide. This growth form makes it very useful as a groundcover. Foliage is a silvery blue and it grows low hence its name, Blue Rug.

Use it in rockscapes, bare soil, along borders, or near rock or wood edges where it can cascade over like a waterfall. It is also very useful when planted on slopes or bare soil to prevent erosion. It can be used as a turf substitute in areas without traffic.

Place new plants at a distance of 3’ – 5’ apart to allow a full dense rug to form. Mulch each individual plant at planting to aid in establishment.

Blue Rug Juniper grows best in full sun on a well-drained soil, with low to regular water. It is also heat and drought tolerant and Hardy to USDA zone 3.

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information and pricing.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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