Plant name: singleseed juniper
Botanical name: Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’
Hardiness zones: 4 to 8
Plant type: Needled evergreen
Sun: Full sun
Problems: Generally susceptible to bagworms. In hot conditions, spider mites and fungal diseases can also be problems.
Of note: A slow-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub with a low-mounded, hemispherical habit. Typically grows to only 1 foot tall after 5 years, but eventually matures over time to 2-3′ high. Features awl-shaped, silver blue foliage which is attractive year-round.
Information courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Stock photo.