Botanical Name: Juniperus Squamata ‘Blue Star’
Type: Needled evergreen
Zone: Hardy to Zone 4
Size: 0.5m high, 1m wide (1.5ft high, 3ft wide)
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Light: Full sun to part shade
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Air Pollution
Soil: Tolerates dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, also any well-drained soil.
A real eye-catcher that is sure to please. Steel-blue dense foliage resembling twinkling stars. Slow-growing. Dwarf habit. Use as a specimen shrub or a foundation plant. Younger plants are good for the rock garden or may be massed to form a bushy ground cover. Very attractive in groups of 3 to 5 and when contrasted with yellow-foliaged plants.
Key to success: Fertilize regularly with evergreen food. Plant with triple mix and liquid transplanter fertilizer.