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Blaauw Juniper*

Juniperus chinensis 'Blaauw'

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Blaauw Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Blaauw') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Blaauw Juniper

Blaauw Juniper

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A unique garden evergreen with a dense upright, pyramidal habit of growth; features soft bluish-green foliage all season long with a uniquely arching branching habit, quite distinctive; great for general use in the shrub border or for screening; full sun

Ornamental Features

Blaauw Juniper has attractive blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. It produces powder blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blaauw Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blaauw Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Blaauw Juniper will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features