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Blue Chip Juniper planted in a landscape, upright and outright branching covered in blue green evergreen foliage
A small Blue Chip Juniper planted in a landscape, upright and outright branching covered in blue green evergreen foliage
Blue Chip Juniper planted in a landscape, upright and outright branching covered in blue green evergreen foliage
A small Blue Chip Juniper planted in a landscape, upright and outright branching covered in blue green evergreen foliage

A LOW GROWING CREEPING JUNIPER WITH SHIMMERING FOLIAGE

FEATURES:

  • Iridescent blueish-green, evergreen foliage 
  • In the winter, blue-green hues transition to violet tones 
  • Fast growing, tough and low maintenance
  • Best when planted along slopes or retaining walls as it helps with erosion control
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Blue Chip Juniper

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 10-12'' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Blue Chip Juniper

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Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'

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A LOW GROWING CREEPING JUNIPER WITH SHIMMERING FOLIAGE

FEATURES:

  • Iridescent blueish-green, evergreen foliage 
  • In the winter, blue-green hues transition to violet tones 
  • Fast growing, tough and low maintenance
  • Best when planted along slopes or retaining walls as it helps with erosion control
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Blue Chip Juniper

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 10-12'' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Why plant Blue Chip Juniper?

The Blue Chip Juniper is one popular and versatile cultivar! This famous plant is known for its vibrant blue-green foliage and low-growing, spreading habit. This evergreen shrub is a perfect choice for gardeners looking to add year-round interest and color to their landscape. The Blue Chip has blue-green needles that are scaly and densely arranged on each branch. In the sun, their colors pop! In the winter, those colors transform into a purple hue that adds lovely contrast to the winter scene. The Blue Chip is one truly magnificent plant as it is highly tolerant of all soil types, drought, heat, and salt spray. What more can you want!

How to use Blue Chip Juniper in the landscape?

Plant this Juniper wherever you wish! This plant does a wonderful job decorating any spaces you need to cover up or decorate. You can plant this shrub along retaining walls or on slopes that need help with erosion control, in containers for porches or patios, or along your driveway as they can withstand the heat!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How To Plant Blue Chip Juniper

When planting the Blue Chip Juniper, they prefer to be planted in well-draining soil but can also adapt to a wide variety of soil conditions. Once the plant has established they will be rather drought tolerant and intolerant of wet soils.

How To Water

Young Junipers need to be watered twice weekly to help establish their roots. Once established, they will become rather drought tolerant.

How To Fertilize

Fertilize your Blue Chip each spring, before the flush of new growth appears!

How To Prune

These fellas generally do not need any pruning. If you prefer to prune, it is best to do so in early spring to prepare for new growth.


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