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Blue Rug Juniper

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  • Zones 3-9
  • Height 6 inches
  • Spread 5-6 feet
  • Full sun

Blue Rug Juniper, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii', is a low growing, creeping silvery-blue evergreen shrub with dark blue, berry-like cones. Makes a perfect ground cover in sunny areas. Works well as a specimen and in rock gardens. In winter, the foliage turns a purplish color, for additional interest. Excellent choice for erosion control on slopes.

Blue Rug Juniper Care

Plant in full sun, in well-drained soil. Keep soil evenly moist until established. Blue rug prefers an acid soil. Hose off plants frequently to control spider mites. If webs are present, trim off the affected branches. More salt tolerant than many other plants, making it a good choice along roads or sidewalks that are sometimes salted. In mass plantings, mulch area to control weeds until plants are established.

Blue Rug Juniper Spacing

Plant 4 to 6 feet apart to form a dense mat.

Blue Rug Juniper Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Silver-blue
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 6 Inches
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Habit: Spreading
Watering: Below Average
Features: Easy Care Groundcover
Scientific Name: Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'
Common Name: Blue Rug Juniper

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

4 Reviews - Blue Rug Juniper Show Reviews

  • 5
    arrived i great condition. Packaging was really...

    Posted by James C. Peeples on Sep 18th 2021

    arrived i great condition. Packaging was really good. Thanks Jim

  • 3

    Posted by Scott Chelgren on Jun 2nd 2021

    Haven’t been in he ground long enough

  • 5
    Blue Rug...

    Posted by Thomas Barszcz on May 31st 2020

    Blue Rug Juniper

  • 4

    Posted by Adrian on Oct 10th 2018

    Seemed like a low maintenance groundcover for my landscaping at my business. I've seen these in other places, so thought I would get some too. So far its good. I hope it lasts.