Juniper - Blue Chip #2
Blue Chip Juniper - Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'
Height: 12 inches - Spread: 5 feet - Sunlight: full sun partial shade - Hardiness Zone: 2b
Description:A top quality groundcover evergreen for cold climate landscapes, featuring steel blue foliage taking on a hint of purple in winter, attractively arching ground-hugging habit, wide spreading; extremely adaptable and hardy; excellent color accent
Ornamental Features: Blue Chip Juniper has attractive blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Landscape Attributes: Blue Chip Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.