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Dunvegan Blue Juniper*

Juniperus horizontalis 'Dunvegan Blue'

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Dunvegan Blue Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Dunvegan Blue') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Dunvegan Blue Juniper

Dunvegan Blue Juniper

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

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

A choice groundcover evergreen for general landscape use, featuring silver-blue foliage taking on a hint of purple in winter, attractively arching low branching habit, wide spreading; extremely adaptable and hardy, one of the best for mass planting

Ornamental Features

Dunvegan Blue Juniper has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dunvegan Blue Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

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.

Dunvegan Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Dunvegan Blue Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. 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 selection of a native North American species.

 

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

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features