Juniper - Blue Star / Size 1
Blue Star Juniper

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Product Code: JUNBST1

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Overall Description

This plant has a low growing, rounded, compact growth habit. It has very rich, silvery-blue needles year around.
Makes a very pretty groundcover as it matures. Slower growth rate than most junipers. Prefers full sun, but will accept some shade. Excellent choice for a colorful accent border to trim our larger foundation or specimen planting areas
. First discovered around 1950, and has been a very popular choice - especially in cooler, more temperate climates ever since.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height:
1 1/2 - 2 ft
Mature Width: 3 - 5 ft
Growth rate: Slow to moderate ( 2"- 4" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Growth rate will be slightly slower in shadier spots.
Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended.
Foliage Color & Texture: Foliage is needle like, and very, very silvery blue. Has a prickly feel to it, but looks much more intimidating than it actually is.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: None to mention
Diseases / Insects: Rather trouble free juniper - however many Juniperus squamata varieties have been known to be susceptible to bagworms from time to time. Inspect plants once or twice a year for any signs of bagworm infestations.
Fertilization / Feeding: Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone is excellent ). Other granular types with 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio is acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.

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