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Wilton Blue Rug Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'

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Wilton Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii') at Gertens

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper

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Wilton Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii') at Gertens

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper foliage

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper foliage

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Wilton Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii') at Gertens

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Brand:  Gertens

Description:

A stunning groundcover evergreen for home landscape use, featuring steel blue foliage which takes on a purplish tinge in winter, wide spreading and ground-hugging; extremely adaptable and hardy; excellent for trailing over walls

Ornamental Features

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Wilton Blue Rug 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 high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, 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.

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Wilton Blue Rug Juniper will grow to be only 6 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 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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Ornamental Features