Conifer · Drought Resistance · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Shrub

Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’

Scientific name: Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’

Family: CUPRESSACEAE

Common names: “Blue star juniper” “flaky juniper”

Plant Type: Evergreen conifer shrub

Conditions:

Zone: 5-8

Light: Full sun – minor shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Sandy – average, not fussy

Moisture: Well drained – average – handles drought

Aesthetic:

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Plant Size: H 20″ W 36″

Leaf and Stem shape: Bright blue grey sharply pointed awl-shaped leaves

Flower: Small globose fruitsImage result for juniperus squamata blue star

Pruning: Little – no pruning required, can be sheared to shape but don’t cut into old wood, always leave at least 1″ of greenery

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Rock garden, city courtyard, informal planting

Propagate: By cuttings

Pests & Disease: Affected by phytopthora root rot in too much moisture

Comments: ~AGM winner, foliage may cause skin irritation, bluer colour in winter

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