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Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet' (Flaky juniper 'Blue Carpet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet'

Other names

Flaky juniper 'Blue Carpet'

Genus

Juniperus Juniperus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Carpet' _ 'Blue Carpet' is an evergreen, coniferous shrub with a spreading, prostrate habit. Its prickly foliage is bright blue-grey.


Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet' is: Evergreen

Habit

Prostrate, Spreading

Toxicity

Foliage may cause skin irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Bright-blue, Grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Juniper scale Aphids , Caterpillars , Juniper scale

Blight Blight

General care

Pruning

Little or no pruning required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet' (Flaky juniper 'Blue Carpet') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil. Can tolerate hot sunny sites.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet'

Other names

Flaky juniper 'Blue Carpet'

Genus

Juniperus Juniperus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Carpet' _ 'Blue Carpet' is an evergreen, coniferous shrub with a spreading, prostrate habit. Its prickly foliage is bright blue-grey.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Prostrate, Spreading

Toxicity

Foliage may cause skin irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Bright-blue, Grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Juniper scale

Specific diseases

Blight

General care

Pruning

Little or no pruning required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet' (Flaky juniper 'Blue Carpet') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil. Can tolerate hot sunny sites.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Just planted (08/06/2012)

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