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Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Carpet’ (Flaky Juniper)

Flaky Juniper 'Blue Carpet', Singleseed Juniper 'Blue Carpet'

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Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet', Flaky Juniper 'Blue Carpet', Singleseed Juniper 'Blue Carpet', Evergreen Shrub, Dwarf evergreen shrub, Blue shrub

Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Carpet’ (Flaky Juniper) is a prostrate, evergreen shrub with horizontal sprays of attractive, silver-blue, needle-like foliage changing to gray-green in winter. Fast-growing, this low-growing Juniper makes a handsome groundcover and looks terrific in the rock garden. It creates a stunning and very classy look in the landscape.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (120-150 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. Somewhat intolerant of hot and humid growing conditions. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a specimen shrub, foundation plant, for the rock garden, or massed to form a bushy groundcover.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native from Afghanistan to China and Taiwan.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
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 Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, 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 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
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 Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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