CRCCD – Blue Rug Juniper


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Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’


Soil:  Dryish, Well-drained
Light:  Full Sun
Moisture:  Dry to Moist
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Width:  6 to 8 feet
Pests:  None serious.  Susceptible to blights in unusually wet springs and root rot in poorly-drained soil.
Landscape Value:  Great for mass planting on slopes and rocky ground, in rock gardens, along foundations, over retaining wall edges, and for erosion control on moderate slopes.

Easy to grow, compact, sprawling evergreen ground cover with flat, trailing branches that hug the ground.  A female cultivar with soft-textured, scale-like leaves.  The silver-blue foliage develops purple tones after the first few frosts.  Produces round, blue to greenish-black cones that are 1/4″ in diameter.  Tolerates heat, drought, salt, wind, and air pollutants.

1-gallon pot

Photo credits:
North Carolina State Extension (photos by Ben A. Bergmann, Jim Robbins)