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Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta ‘Schlager’ (Shore Juniper)

Shore Juniper 'Schlager', Juniperus conferta 'Schlager'

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Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Schlager', Shore Juniper 'Schlager', Juniperus conferta 'Schlager', Evergreen Shrub, Dwarf evergreen shrub, Ground cover shrub

Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta ‘Schlager’ (Shore Juniper) is a spreading, prostrate, evergreen shrub forming a dense carpet of slightly prickly, blue-green foliage. The foliage is bright green at the tips of the shoots, especially in spring. Compact, this low-growing Juniper makes an excellent specimen for conifer beds and borders, bringing year-round color and texture to the garden.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 12 in. tall (30 cm) and eventually spreads to 3-4 ft. (90-120 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including poor soils, dry soils, and sandy soils. Intolerant of wet soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a specimen shrub, foundation plant, for the rock gardens, or massed to form a bushy groundcover.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required, but you may prune the stems selectively to control spread.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to Japan

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Juniper
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Juniperus chinensis ‘Kallay’s Compact’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Holbert’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Angelica Blue’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Fairview’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Heaven’ (Rocky Mountain Juniper)
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’ (Creeping Juniper)

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Juniper
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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