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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Blue Star Juniper is a slow-growing perennial that introduces color and texture to a bed or landscape. The densely packed, awl-shaped needles are silvery-blue and grow along spreading branches. Also known as Juniperus squamata, this conifer shrub is a member of the cypress family, and as an evergreen, you can count on year-round color with minimal effort.

This Juniper is compact and will grow about 2 to 3 feet tall, but the reaching branches will spread about 3 to 4 feet, making this evergreen an excellent ground cover. Feature this plant on uneven ground or embankments, use it to conceal a foundation wall, or provide contrast in a rock garden. Plant this beauty in a container to add color and texture to a patio or balcony. This plant is a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 8.

Blue Star Juniper Care

Part of the appeal of this Juniper is that it thrives with very little care. The most important aspect of caring for this plant is selecting a good location. Blue Star Juniper needs full sun and well-drained soil with 5.0 to 8.0 pH. Water consistently until the plant is established, but it will only need a drink during a dry period once it is acclimated.

Fertilize in late winter or early spring using a balanced plant food during the first growing season. Established plants do not need to be fed, but top-dressing the soil with organic compost can give the roots a boost of nutrients. Prune the Juniper as necessary to maintain the shape or help it fit into a space.

Blue Star Juniper Spacing

The spreading Blue Star Juniper will get 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet across. Create a dense carpet of silvery-blue foliage by spacing plants 30 to 36 inches apart. One Juniper plant can grow in a 12-inch container.

Blue Star Juniper Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Spreading
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Common Name: Blue Star Juniper
Other Name(s):

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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.

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

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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.