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Blue Rug Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’

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Blue Rug Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’

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Deer Resistant
Easy Care
Winter Color

Botanical Name

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’

Outdoor Growing zone


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Sun needs

Full Sun



“Blue Rug Juniper” is a top choice where rich coloring all year round, combined with toughness and fast, easy growth is needed. It soon becomes a broad carpet of evergreen foliage, just a few inches tall but 6 to 10 feet across. It will grow 7 to 12 inches a year, soon covering broad areas, or cascading down slopes or over walls. This easy-care plant thrives in the hottest, sunniest places, and it tolerates drought once established. It grows well even in sandy soil, or gravel and stones, and it is excellent for planting among rocks, or beside paved areas and concrete edging. It prevents soil erosion on slopes, and grows well at high-altitudes, as well as right beside the ocean. It is hardy even to minus 40, and yet it grows in zone 9 too. So don’t worry if this plant will grow in your area or not – it definitely will.

  • Striking silver-blue low carpeting plant
  • Super-hardy to minus 40
  • Heat and drought tolerant, even in poor and sandy soil
  • Fast growing to cover large areas quickly
  • Not eaten by deer, and salt-resistant too

Plant the Blue Rug Juniper in a sunny location in well-drained soil. It will not grow well in shade, or in soil that is constantly damp. It needs no winter protection and it tolerates salt too. Deer leave it alone, and it has no significant pests or diseases. Plant it in groups to cover large areas, or you can use it to soften the edges of paths and driveways, walls and edges. Wherever you grow it, you will love the reliable rich coloring and growth habit of this very popular plant.