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Juniperus squamata Blue Carpet

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Flaky Juniper

Ground hugging with blue/green foliage

A handsome juniper forming a lush low carpet of prickly blue-grey leaves throughout the year.

Where?

Perfect as a ground cover plant in sun or light shade. Also great on a rock garden, and at the front of borders.

How?

Happy in any well-drained soil and able to cope with drought once established. Unhappy in waterlogged soils.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Conifer, Ground cover
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Skin irritant
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden

Typically available

From January to December