Many coniferous plants make great ground cover plants and Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’ is regarded as one of the best. Easy care, low maintenance and versatile.
Grow it a ground cover plant, in a rock garden or in a container Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’ is a beautiful foliage plant.
Naturally low growing and spreading it will reach around .5 metre in width and a little less than that in height over 8 – 12 years.
Beautiful bun of stunning blue foliage. Popular as a rockery plant or tub specimen. It does have flaky brown bark which gives it one common name of ‘Flaky Juniper’.
It grows well in a sunny position in a well drained soil, and once established is almost maintenance free.
Plant in a well drained soil in a sunny position.
Prepare the soil well by digging in aged compost and some cow manure.
Plant and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
Water through dry periods over the first few summers.
- Botanical Name – Juniperus squamata
- Common Name – Flaky Juniper.
- Family – Cupressaceae
- Plant Height – To .4 metre
- Plant Spread – To around 0.5 metres
- Growth Rate – Slow.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained with some moisture.
- Flowers – Insignificant.
- Foliage – Mid to deep green