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Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii')

Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii')

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Blue rug juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii') is a drought-tolerant groundcover that craves good soil drainage. This juniper is a practical solution for sunny slopes where water runs off so quickly that plants are apt to go thirsty.

With a moderate growth rate, it reaches less than a foot tall but can spread several feet wide, forming a dense mat. The best time to plant blue rug juniper is in the cooler temperatures of fall or early spring.

Blue rug juniper is certainly a low-maintenance plant. If you are growing it as a groundcover for a large site, space plants four to six feet apart. The individual plants will form a mat that's thick enough to crowd out weeds and provide four seasons of visual interest.

Light: Blue rug junipers prefer to grow in full sun, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days. However, these plants can tolerate some shade and actually prefer protection from hot afternoon sun to prevent foliage burns. However, if located in too much shade, blue rug juniper will grow thin rather than lush.

Watering: Until a blue rug juniper plant matures, it's necessary to keep the soil evenly moist (but not soggy). After becoming established, it prefers a moderate amount of soil moisture and can tolerate some drought. However, soil that's too wet can kill the plant.So provide supplemental water only in extended dry spells or drought.

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