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Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Forest'

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Description

This plant grows in a spreading, ground cover, prostrate form with blue-green, plume-like, soft-textured, upright branches.  Its spreading, horizontal growth habit make it an excellent choice for sloped locations or cascading over retaining walls.  

'Blue Forest' is a low-growing, spreading, dwarf cultivar.  It grows on ascending branchlets.  Its blue foliage turns to darker tones of blues and purples in colder months, adding winter interest.  

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#fragrant leaves#colorful leaves#winter interest#deer resistant#groundcover#rocky soils tolerant#erosion tolerant#shallow soil tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    horizontalis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 9 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    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 Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3b, 3a, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The blue-green branch tips turn up. Often grown for its foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer