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Blue Prince Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Prince'

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Blue Prince Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Prince') at Landsburg Landscape Nursery

Blue Prince Juniper

Blue Prince Juniper

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Height:  8 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

An incredibly beautiful groundcover evergreen for home garden use, featuring steel blue foliage which takes on a purplish tinge in winter, ground hugging and wide spreading; extremely adaptable and hardy; a top notch color accent groundcover

Ornamental Features

Blue Prince Juniper has attractive blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Prince Juniper is a 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.

Blue Prince Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Blue Prince Juniper will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features