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Plants We Love: 'Blue Star' singleseed juniper

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' is an easy-to-grow dwarf conifer with lovely blue needles
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Plant name: singleseed juniper

Botanical name:
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

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Hardiness zones: 4 to 8

Plant type: Needled evergreen

Sun: Full sun


Maintenance: Low

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.