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Blue Rug Juniper

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$17.99
  • Groundcover juniper with low trailing habit and short needle-like silvery-blue foliage
  • Matures to 6-8' wide by 1' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 3 - 9
  • Plant in full sun
  • Cannot Ship to CA
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Description

The Blue Rug Juniper is a hardy evergreen ground cover variety with a low trailing habit and short needle-like silvery-blue aromatic foliage. This Juniper is commonly used as foundation plantings, around trees and shrubs, embankment plantings, beds, rock gardens, or planted along and allowed to hang over retaining walls. With an intermediate growth rate, a fully mature Blue Rug will remain less than 1 foot in height while spreading up to 8 feet wide which creates a dense mat.

Typically the Blue Rug has no issues with pests or diseases and is tolerant of air pollution and resistant to deer. This ground cover thrives when placed in 6 - 8 hours of direct sunlight daily in USDA zones 3a - 9b. Until the plant has matured, its soil should remain evenly moist but must remain well draining. Soggy soil can cause damage to the plant.

Pruning Blue Rug Juniper:

Caring for the Blue Rug Juniper is relatively easy, and it is often regarded as being low maintenance. It does not require pruning unless its growth has become unruly or foliage is damaged or diseased. Light pruning can encourage growth and provide your garden with dense, healthy dark green year-round interest. If you choose to prune, do so in the late winter or early spring, removing any dead and/or damaged foliage.

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Blue Rug Juniper:

For a seamless planting, space these plants 3 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 6-7+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'
  • Hardiness Zone
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Heat Tolerant, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Blue, Green
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Groundcover
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 3-9

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Blue Rug Juniper

$17.99

The Blue Rug Juniper is a hardy evergreen ground cover variety with a low trailing habit and short needle-like silvery-blue aromatic foliage. This Juniper is commonly used as foundation plantings, around trees and shrubs, embankment plantings, beds, rock gardens, or planted along and allowed to hang over retaining walls. With an intermediate growth rate, a fully mature Blue Rug will remain less than 1 foot in height while spreading up to 8 feet wide which creates a dense mat.

Typically the Blue Rug has no issues with pests or diseases and is tolerant of air pollution and resistant to deer. This ground cover thrives when placed in 6 - 8 hours of direct sunlight daily in USDA zones 3a - 9b. Until the plant has matured, its soil should remain evenly moist but must remain well draining. Soggy soil can cause damage to the plant.

Pruning Blue Rug Juniper:

Caring for the Blue Rug Juniper is relatively easy, and it is often regarded as being low maintenance. It does not require pruning unless its growth has become unruly or foliage is damaged or diseased. Light pruning can encourage growth and provide your garden with dense, healthy dark green year-round interest. If you choose to prune, do so in the late winter or early spring, removing any dead and/or damaged foliage.

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
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