General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: under 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Wind

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Common names
  • Blue Rug Juniper
  • Creeping Juniper
  • Creeping Cedar
  • Trailing Juniper

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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2018 3:03 PM concerning plant:
    The 'Blue Rug' or 'Wilton' Creeping Juniper is a very popular groundcover sold at many conventional nurseries and garden centers. It is very short of about 4 to 6 inches high and intensely blue foliage that is soft from the leaves being the feathery scale-like type rather than the sharp awl-type of leaves that junipers can also have. It gets some purple-bronze color in the winter, but not as much as most other cultivars. It is usually a female clone that bear some silvery-blue berry-like cones in late summer into winter. It came from cuttings taken from plants on Vinalhaven Island off the Maine coast in 1914 and introduced into the trade by South Wilton Nurseries in Wilton, Connecticut.

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