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botanical name:
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flaky Juniper
family:  Cupressaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 0.90m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: very slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: blue-grey
flower colour:
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Compact dwarf evergreen of irregular but roughly rounded habit. Very small bright silvery blue leaves. Slow growing.

cultivation:
Most reasonable, well drained soils in sun or light part shade. Will grow on chalky and sandy soils. Dislikes very damp or hot conditions.

usage:
Rock gardens, borders, can be mass planted as groundcover

other notes:
Sport of Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri', raised in Holland, introduced 1964.
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