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Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' (Blue rug juniper, Wilton's juniper)

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ Photo/Illustration: Virginia Small


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' joo-NIP-er-us hor-ih-zon-TAL-iss Common Name: Blue rug juniper, Wilton's juniper Genus: Juniperus
This creeping shrub has a prostrate form and dense, steely blue foliage. The mature height is 1 foot tall. Scale-like green leaves turn a dull purple in winter. Blue rug juniper creates a flat ground cover. It grows 6 to 12 inches per year and bears ovoid dark blue fruit.
Noteworthy characteristics: Excellent in a rock garden or on banks to prevent erosion.
Care: Grows well in well-drained soil and tolerates a wide variety of types of soils and conditions.
Propagation: Take ripe cuttings in late autumn through winter and root in a humid cold frame. Or take softwood cuttings in summer under mist with bottom heat.
Problems: Leaf miners, bark beetles, scale insects, aphids, mites, and caterpillars. Phomopsis twig blight, Gymnosporangium (cedar-apple) rust, dieback and canker, lesion nematodes, brown felt blight, and various heart and wood rots.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Characteristics Showy Foliage; Showy Fruit
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest
Type Shrubs

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