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Blue Lagoon Juniper Juniperus conferta 'Blue Lagoon'

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jew-NIP-er-us kon-FER-tah
Description

This broad leafed evergreen plant grows in a compact, low growing habit with a tight mat, making it an excellent choice as a ground cover.  This variety of juniper is the easiest to grow, it's more residual and will adapt to more harsh planting sites than other junipers.  

Its low growing, spreading habit make it an excellent choice for erosion control, especially in sandy locations along coasts or dunes.  Its form also make it a great choice for retaining walls where it will cascade over the wall.  

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#fragrant#evergreen#drought tolerant#air pollution tolerant#salt spray tolerant#deer resistant#groundcover#erosion tolerant
 
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#fragrant#evergreen#drought tolerant#air pollution tolerant#salt spray tolerant#deer resistant#groundcover#erosion tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    conferta
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan and eastern Russia
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged from deer. Drought and salt spray tolerant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Description:
    Berry-like seed cones turn a silvery bloom when mature.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Medium bluish-green awl-shaped needles. Plum winter color. Grown for the foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Patio
    Pond
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer