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‘Blue Rug’

Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis

'Blue Rug'

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Creeping Juniperus Blue Rug hanging over stone wall Thick mat of Juniperus Blue Rug shaping gravel walkway
  • Colorful groundcover
  • Evergreen
  • Sun loving
Description

Blue Rug' is a classic prostrate evergreen with steely blue foliage. Perfectly suited to groundcover and soil stabilization, it also makes a nice rock garden plant. Evergreen foliage takes on a purple cast in winter.

USDA Zone
3 - 9 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
1 - 3'
Width
6 - 10'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Blue
Liner Sizes
4"

Soil

Well-drained soil is imperative; can tolerate dry conditions and poor soils.

Pruning

Pruning is not typically required as a matter of course; prune to shape or to control spread as needed.

Uses

Mass plantings; rock gardens; slope and bank plantings.

Growing Tips

Tolerates hot, dry, sunny locations and urban sites. May be slow-growing at first, but fills a space nicely given time and proper care.