Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug'
Blue Rug Juniper

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Deer ResistantBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Blue Rug Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug'
Low maintenance, disease free and very easy to grow, this selection forms a rapidly growing groundcover with intense silver-blue foliage that thrives in sun and poor soils. Cold weather gives the foliage a plum colored cast and occasional berries are prized by birds.
BENEFITS
  • Provides outstanding cover for wildlife
  • Unique two-toned foliage is very showy
  • Deer resistant, poor soil tolerant, easy to grow
  • Thrives in full sun and is extremely hardy
  • Perfect for massing as a landscape groundcover
  • Native birds love its berry-like cones
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Open, dry, sandy locations from Montana south to Wyoming, east to Illinois the upper Midwest and New England.

Interesting Facts

 

Native Americans, including the Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, and Ojibwa, made tea from this plant's berry-like fruits and used infusions to treat kidney diseases, colds and sore throats. They also burned creeping juniper as incense in ceremonies.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Mature Size: 3-6in. Tall x 6-8ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 2-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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