New Tam Blue Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'New Blue Tam'

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New Tam Blue Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'New Blue Tam') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

New Tam Blue Juniper

New Tam Blue Juniper

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b


A relatively new groundcover evergreen for home landscape and garden use; fine medium blue foliage; low growing, wide spreading and upright growth habit; forms a mound; excellent in massing and groupings or as a groundcover.

Ornamental Features

New Tam Blue Juniper has attractive blue foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

New Tam Blue Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

New Tam Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

New Tam Blue Juniper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features