Blue Rug Juniper Shrub

Blue Rug Juniper Shrub

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Dense Evergreen Groundcover With Beautiful Blue Colors

Tired of grass? Have poor soil conditions? The Blue Rug Juniper evergreen shrub is the ideal plant for you. This classic dark green needled evergreen creeping plant will provide year-round coverage with an unmatched charm. With silvery-blue foliage and easy maintenance, what is not to love!

This Juniper variety is the most tolerant to less than optimal conditions like dry, sandy, and sloped terrains. Place it cascading against a wall, over rocks, and on banks to aid in erosion control. Using the Blue Rug Juniper for ground cover is an excellent choice, as they are the lowest and slowest growing Junipers. The birds will also be grateful when Juniper berries appear in the fall, as they are the perfect snack for our winged friends.


The Juniper Blue Rug plant is a low-maintenance species known for its ability to thrive in desert climates. When planted in ideal conditions, this Juniper is extremely easy to care for. During colder seasons, the silver-blue evergreen leaves will acclimate to the fluctuating temperatures of snow and frost. A common pest that occurs in this evergreen shrub is spider mites. This can be prevented by hosing the plant with a strong spray of water which will disrupt web-making.

How To Plant Blue Rug Juniper Ground Cover

Juniperus horizontalis ‘wiltonii’ grows best in USDA hardiness zone 3 to 9. Grow this Juniper in a full sun spot, and water once the soil has completely dried. Plant Blue Rug Juniper ground cover in a hole double the size of the root ball. This trailing juniper is drought tolerant and prefers less moisture in its root systems. Juniper shrubs are also tolerant to salty or sandy soils and can be planted near the coast.

How Big Does Blue Rug Juniper Grow

The Blue Rug Juniper will spread about 6-8 feet and only reach .5 feet in height. Plant this shrub staggered, 3 to 4 feet apart to ensure full coverage groundcover functions.

How To Prune Blue Rug Juniper

Pruning a Blue Rug Juniper should be done lightly to achieve the desired shape. Heavy trimming is not recommended because Junipers usually have dead zones in their center. This means that some areas on a mature Blue Rug plant may not receive sufficient light and will dry up. On most occasions, new growth will not develop in this area unless there are remaining green needles on the affected branches.

Creeping Junipers, like the Blue Rug, should be pruned by cutting back to make strong lateral branches. Prune your plant by following its natural growth patterns, and cut above the dead zone. As always, make sure your shears are sanitized to reduce cross-contamination and prevent disease.

Is Blue Rug Juniper Deer Resistant?

The Blue Rug Juniper is deer resistant unless it is the only specimen in the area. Juniper plants are not deer’s first choice but will be more attractive when they produce berries.

Blue Rug Juniper Landscaping Ideas

Blue Rug Junipers make a great addition to all sorts of landscapes. If you’ve ever wanted a green wall, look no further! You can train the Juniper to cascade over walls to encourage a centered growth habit. They are most commonly seen in rock gardens, retaining walls, and borders as their creeping habits given the landscape a multi-dimensional look.

If you have bare sandy soil spots in your yard, the Blue Rug Juniper will surprise you with its ability to thrive in dry conditions. Keep in mind that this Juniper variety does best in well-draining soil to avoid root rot. The evergreen foliage will develop a purple shade in winter, giving a great contrast to whatever landscape they are planted in.

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Botanical Name
Juniperus horizontalis 'wiltonii'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Mature Width
6-8 ft

Mature Height
0-1 ft

Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Donna G.
United States United States

blue rug juniper

The plants came very fast and in great condition


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Donna, I'm so glad to hear that the Blue Rug Junipers arrived on time and in good condition. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review as well. Best, Shirley

United States United States

So far all of them are still good.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hello! I am so glad to hear your Blue Rug Juniper Shrubs are in good condition. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help.

Michelle C.
United States United States

All doing well

Great packing and healthy plants. Planted and doing well. I was very pleased with the service.


Perfect Plants Nursery

It's always great to hear about satisfied customers like yourself, and we're thrilled that the service you received from Perfect Plants was top-notch. It's like a comforting hug for your gardening soul, knowing that your plants are in good hands and that you received fantastic service. If you ever need any more gardening tips or just want to chat about your Blue Rug Junipers, we're here with open arms and ready to swap plant stories with you. Keep on spreading the gardening love, my friend! ���

Brenda R.
United States United States

Good quality

Small but in excellent condition. Extremely well packaged!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Brenda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of our Blue Rug Juniper Shrub, we appreciate customers who take the time to do so. Happy planting ! Shirley


Stunning specimens (3) and all of them translated beautifully.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you Janis for your kind words regarding your Blue Rug Juniper Shrub order. Take care!

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