Flaky Juniper, Single-seed Juniper
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: squamata (SKWA-ma-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Star
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Category:

Groundcovers

Shrubs

Conifers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Aromatic

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado

Chicago, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Alfred, Maine

Sumner, Maine

Dracut, Massachusetts

Saint Louis, Missouri

North Tonawanda, New York

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Newport News, Virginia

Oak Harbor, Washington

Stanwood, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 14, 2006, JenniferE from Lebanon, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very nice low evergreen shrub. No trimming required, which is always nice.