SCIENTIFIC NAME: Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug'
COMMON NAME: Creeping Juniper
GARDEN SIZE: 4-6 in. x 6-8 ft.
GROWTH RATE: Medium to rapid
USDA ZONE: 3-9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Average, well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established. Avoid wet feet.
HABIT (FORM): Low-spreading/creeping, densely-branching conifer. Often planted as a groundcover.
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Silver-blue scale-like needles that turn a purple in the winter months.
CARE: Tolerates pruning very well. The ideal time is February or March, but they can be pruned any time. Prefers poor soil, so fertilizing isn’t recommended. Could be mulched in the spring if desired.