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Blue Rug Juniper

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About Blue Rug Juniper

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.


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.


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.

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Common Name
Blue Rug Juniper
Scientific Name
Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'
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Average Size
1' H x 6-8' W
Sun Exposure
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10 reviews for Blue Rug Juniper

  1. Mike Johnson (verified owner)

    Received 6 Blue point juniper trees when I ordered 6 blue Rug Junipers

    • Team PBM

      My apologies for the late reply. I was out on vacation. I will reach out to you today to resolve this issue. – Christy

  2. bev Diaz (verified owner)

    great! At 91 years I am really enjoying it. Wish I had bought 2.

  3. Kathy McGavock (verified owner)

    I would like to give my very impressed review of PlantsbyMail and the quality of plants, shipping, and response. I had given a negative review earlier due to a mixup on the plants I received, They responded very promptly and corrected my order. The quality of their plants and packaging is exceptional. I would highly recommend PlantsbyMail to anyone looking for quality plants and easy ordering and delivery.

  4. Ray (verified owner)

    Excellent thanks

  5. Samuel Bird (verified owner)

    Plants were in perfect shape and meticulously packaged. Everything was fine. Thank you.

  6. Julie Evans (verified owner)

    I did not receive the two I ordered. Instead I received two additional azalea plants. The one juniper I did receive was a nice plant. A mixup when the order was prepared for shipping I guess.
    All plants were received in good condition however.

    • Team PBM

      Customer service has reached out via email. – Christy

  7. Beverly Cooper-Wiele (verified owner)

    The plants arrived in excellent condition and had obviously been packaged carefully. Even in their small, newly-planted state, they add color and texture to ground that was bare and unattractive. I think I need a couple more!

  8. Mary Toedtemeier

    Was very pleased with the 7 blue rug junipers I ordered on Sept. 10,2020. They were well package and arrived in very good shape. They were larger size and shape then I expected. Planted them right away , now hope they will grow.

  9. Linda B Taylor (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in 3-4 days, great shipping crate. They are thriving in our front bed.

  10. Harriet Earley (verified owner)

    These plants arrived quick and in great shape. All were a nice size and look great in our yard.

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